IExpress in Windows

Introduction

IExpress is a good tool for creating installation software. IExpress is easy to use and every Windows OS contains this software for creating an .exe file.

Press Windows + R and type “IExpress” into run window. Then press the Enter button.

Welcome to IExpress 2.0
Figure 1: Welcome to IExpress 2.0

How to use IExpress

  • First open IExpress using the Run window and type “IExpress”.
  • Then see the preceding Figure 1 of IExpress.
  • Choose the first option, create a new self-extracting Directive file.
  • Choose ”Extract files and run an Installation command”.
  • Provide the title name of your package that will be visible during installation.

If you want to get permission from the user of whether he wants to install your package, then select “Prompt user with” and provide the name of the prompt, such as: “Do you want to install?

Click yes
Figure 2: Click Yes

No prompt

If you do not want this, then select “No prompt”?

The License Agreement for Windows wants to show your agreement before installation. It will understand the application and your license agreement must be in text (.txt ) file format. So if you want to show an agreement then select “Display a license” and browse to the text file on your hard disk.

No license agreement

If you do not have a license agreement, select “Do not display a license”?

Now you can see the Packaged files for Windows. It is used for storing in a file and also used for the execution of the file. Add any .exe file that is to execute after installation.

Packaged file
Figure 3: Packaged file

You can choose Install Programs depending on your files. It will automatically sort the .exe files and compress them for selecting any .exe file for execution. The “post Install Command” is used when your installation of software completes. A Post command executes after that. Here also select .exe file.

Install program to Launch
Figure 4: Install program to Launch

Choose any Installation Program's windows that will be displayed after installation.

If you want to show a message to the user after installation when it is completed such as ”Successfully Install” otherwise select “No message”.

Choose the path where you want to save the .exe file and use the options depending on your choice.

If you want to restart the system after the installation program then choose “No restart”.

Otherwise select your choice.

Configure restart
Figure 5: Configure restart

Save the .SED file. The .SED file is a self-extracting directive. It is used for recreating your package without repeating the previous procedure.

Finally press the NEXT button for creating the package. After installation your .exe file will be created where you chose to save the path for saving the files.

Thank you.