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I have read the forum and i have found a method to do unattended install winrar 3.42, but when i install it, it isn´t registered neither copied my setting.reg, the batch file is:


cmdow @ /HID

@echo off

SET KEY=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

REG ADD %KEY% /V TITLE /D "Installing application" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\030 /VE /D "WinRar" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\wrar342.exe /s" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 2 /D "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\rar.cmd" /f

REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 3 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\Setting.reg" /f


and RaR.cmd:

cmdow @ /HID

@echo off

copy %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\RARREG.KEY %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\RARREG.KEY

copy %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\winrar.exe %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\winrar.exe


Any suggestions please


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copy %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\RARREG.KEY %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\RARREG.KEY

copy %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\winrar.exe %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\winrar.exe

Just curious, why do you have to copy winrar.exe again?

And I think the problem is you missed the quotes. It should be

copy "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\RARREG.KEY" "%systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\RARREG.KEY"

Or just use


I'm not sure if the %programfiles% environment variable will work on your version of windows..

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I copie it again because i have read that in order to register it, i must copie rarreg.key and the program again, and to get my preferences i must copie the setting.reg.

I have tried putting the quotes, but without results

copy "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\RARREG.KEY %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\RARREG.KEY"

copy "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\winrar.exe %systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\winrar.exe"

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Sorry, now it works partially, i have forgotten to put more quotes:

copy "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\RARREG.KEY" "%systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\RARREG.KEY"

copy "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\winrar.exe" "%systemdrive%\Archivos de programa\WinRAR\winrar.exe"

it has been registered but it hasn´t copied my setting.reg

Thanks you Totoymola

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I have the idea to make unattended installation of the windows xp and my applications in the future and also for my friends. but first i am trying to install the applications silently to try if it works or not.

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Astalavista's suggestion is the easiest solution for your problem. Just repack your WinRAR installer. That is what we do.

Here is how to do it, just in case you are interested.

1. I assume you have WinRAR installed on your system. Download the original installer of WinRAR here.

2. Using WinRAR, extract the files of the SFX to an empty folder.

3. Copy your rarreg.key to that folder.

4. Select all files in that folder and select "Add to archive..".

5. In the "General" tab, select Best Compression, Create SFX, Create Solid Archive, Put Authenticity Verification, Put Recovery Record, and Lock Archive.

6. Click the comment tab, and paste this comment.

Title=WinRAR 3.42
 <body bgcolor="#ececec">
  body {
   color: #000000;
   background-color: #ffffff;
   font-family: "MS Sans Serif";
   font-size: 12;
  em {color: navy;  font-style: normal}
    <b>WinRAR is a powerful archiver</b>. It
  provides complete support of <em><b>RAR</b></em> and
  <em><b>ZIP</b></em> files, unpacks <em>7Z</em>, <em>ACE</em>,
  <em>ARJ</em>, <em>BZ2</em>, <em>CAB</em>, <em>GZ</em>,
  <em>ISO</em>, <em>JAR</em>, <em>LZH</em>, <em>TAR</em>,
  <em>UUE</em>, <em>Z</em>. Among WinRAR features are strong compression,
  volumes, encryption, self-extracting modules, backup
    <b>WinRAR is shareware</b>. Anyone may use
  it during a test period of 40 days. Following this test
  period or less, if you wish to continue to use WinRAR,
  you must register.<br><br>
    <b>There are no additional license fees</b>, apart from
  the cost of registration, associated with the creation
  and distribution of RAR archives or self-extracting
  archives. Legally registered owners may use their copies
  of WinRAR to produce and distribute those archives free of
  any additional RAR royalties.<br><br>
    <b>WinRAR archiver is distributed as is</b>.
No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You use at your
own risk. Neither the author nor the agents of the author will be
liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind
of loss while using or misusing this software.
Presetup=uninstall.exe /clean
Setup=uninstall.exe /setup

7. And the most important part, click "OK". :lol:

Now, for your registry settings, just run it after installing WinRAR. Your code should be similar to this.

REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 1 /D "%systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\wrar342.exe /s" /f
REG ADD %KEY%\030 /V 3 /D "REGEDIT /S %systemdrive%\WinRAR3.42\Setting.reg" /f

Note: You don't have to copy another WinRAR.exe to the installation directory. You only need the rarreg.key.


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i just tested it, i got

Winrar - Best compression 1.81MB

7-Zip SFX - Best Compression - 1.59MB

of course it depends on the size of your files , but, IMO its not worth the hassel in making it with 7zip :P

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Anyone knows,a code for registering extensions of winrar ? ... to make a reg key or something like that... 10x :)

I have make an SFX from my already installed winrar, it works fine... i just wannt to know how can i register extensions ...

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