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WinZip silent doesn't work


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Hi,

I'm trying to do an unattended install of WinZip 9.0 using start.cmd and keep getting the error that /noqp is not a valid switch. I've tries it without the /noqp and /notip switches and just using /autoinstall but then I get /autoinstall is not a valid switch.

Here is the code of my start.cmd

CLS
@echo off
TITLE Windows XP Unattended Installation

ECHO.
ECHO Installing and Registering WinZip 9.0
ECHO Please Wait...
MOVE "%systemdrive%\install\Applications\Winzip" "%ProgramFiles%"
start /wait "%ProgramFiles%\Winzip\winzip32.exe" /noqp /notip /autoinstall
REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\install\Applications\Winzip\register.reg

EXIT

Thanks in advance

Paul

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just a followup question. why were the regfile i set to run after silent install of winzip didnt worked? :)

here's my autoit-code

RunWait($sd&"\Others\winrar\WinZip.exe")
RunWait("regedit.exe /S "&$sd&"\Others\winrar\registerzip.reg")

the installation went fine, its just that the settings for winzip were still the defaults. btw, the reg file contained this:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\fm]
"assoc"="1"
"shlExt"="1"
".ZIP"="0"
".LZH"="0"
".ARJ"="0"
".ARC"="1"
".TAR"="0"
".TAZ"="1"
".TGZ"="0"
".TZ"="1"
".GZ"="0"
".Z"="1"
".CAB"="0"
".UU"="0"
".UUE"="0"
".XXE"="0"
".B64"="1"
".HQX"="1"
".BHX"="1"
".MIM"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\ListView]
"ListFormat"="0"
"FullRowSelect"="0"
"GridLines"="0"
"Col_Name"="0,L,139,T"
"Col_Type"="1,L,100,T"
"Col_Date"="2,L,138,T"
"Col_Size"="3,R,70,T"
"Col_Ratio"="4,R,41,T"
"Col_Packed"="5,R,63,T"
"Col_CRC"="6,L,0,F"
"Col_Attrib"="7,L,0,F"
"Col_Path"="8,L,93,T"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\ToolBar]
"Button1"="new,open,favor,add,extra,encrypt,view,check,wiz"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinIni]
"win32_version"="R6.3-9.0"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip]
"IBS"="1"
"AltDrag"="1"
"Adjustable"="1"
"AlwaysOnTop"="0"
"ReuseWindows"="1"
"SpanDefault"="0"
"DialogSplitFactor"="2"
"ExtractSkipOlder"="0"
"CheckOutIconOnly"="1"
"ShowTips"="0"
"VersionDate"="5/28/2004"
"Setup"="0"
"Display"="1152,864"
"Main"="0,50,50,656,342"
"AssocMsg"="0"
"ViewerFont"="F3FFFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000436F7572696572204E6577000000000000000000
00000000000000000000000013"
"RecycleBin"="1"
"wizard"="0"
"Extract95"="1"
"AnimatedBusy"="1"
"Beep"="1"
"MRUSize"="1"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\wzshlext]
"DropDialogWinzip"="1"
"DropDialogExplorer"="1"
"MenuBitmaps"="1"
"ShellExtensionSubMenu"="1"
"AddToFolder"="1"
"CabCheckFixed"="1"
"CabCheckRemovable"="1"
"CabCheckOther"="1"
"CommentCheckFixed"="1"
"CommentCheckRemovable"="1"
"CommentCheckOther"="1"
"MenuCfgTable"="22222222222220002222"

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pauluea

If you make a SFX with WinRAR and include those switches, it should work. I tested it under a batch file.

edmoncu

I never used autoit. But, is it right to use "regedit.exe" instead of "regedit" in your scripts? I mean, does it always work?

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@mazin, i think specifying it as an exe or not will give the same results as its pointing the same file. also, its in the path. i just detailed the filename under autoit.

i was wondering though if the pattern should be installing the app then applying the registry enties after the installation. or it should be the other way around, like in some cases: nero.

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Well how to disable "Include WinZip in the Start menu" and "Include WinZip on the desktop" options on install? Registry key not cutten it.

Might just have to remove them both after install via:

RD /S /Q "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WinZip"

DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\WinZip.lnk"
DEL "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\WinZip.lnk"

cya,

Will

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Hi,

I'm trying to do an unattended install of WinZip 9.0 using start.cmd and keep getting the error that /noqp is not a valid switch. Thanks in advance

Paul

I keep getting the same '/noqp is not a valid switch' while doing an unattend install of 'WinZip 9.0.6224 SR1'. The following is what i have in my start.cmd:

ECHO.
ECHO Installing WinZip 9.0.6224 SR1
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait "%ProgramFiles%\WinZip\winzip32.exe" /noqp /autoinstall
start /wait regedit /s %systemdrive%\Install\WinZip\registerwinzip.reg

I have all the the WinZip install files from my current windows install in '$OEM$\$PROGS\WinZip'.

Can someone please figure out what is it I am doing wrong. Thanks.

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Thanks to the help by 'jbm', I finally have a working solution.

My final start.cmd entries for WinZip:

ECHO.
ECHO Installing WinZip 9.0.6224 SR1
ECHO Please wait...
start /wait %systemdrive%\"Program Files"\WinZip\winzip32.exe /noqp /autoinstall
start /wait regedit /s %systemdrive%\Install\WinZip\registerwinzip.reg

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start /wait regedit /s %systemdrive%\Install\WinZip\registerwinzip.reg

OK, so what is in this registerwinzip.reg file?

It is what I use to register WinZip during the silent install.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinIni]
"Setup"="0"
"win32_version"="6.3-9.0"
"Name"="YOURNAME"
"SN"="YourSerial#"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinIni]
"win32_version"="6.3-9.0"
"Name"="YOURNAME"
"SN"="YourSerial#"

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