Inno Setup 5.6.0 Free Download

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.

Features include a wizard interface, creation of a single EXE for easy online distribution. It supports the disk spanning, full uninstall capabilities, customizable setup types, integrated file compression.

Also includes support for installing shared files and OCX’s, and creation of Start Menu icons, INI entries, and registry entries.

Inno Setup places no arbitrary limits on how many files, shortcuts, registry entries, etc. that you may include in an installation.

However, keep in mind that Setup does need memory for each entry in a script. For example, roughly 120 bytes of memory is needed for each [Files] entry.

A typical Inno Setup installation running on Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Server 2003, 2008, 2012 does not require administrative or “power user” privileges.

Key features:

  • Support for every Windows release since 2000, including: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows 2000. (No service packs are required.)
  • Extensive support for installation of 64-bit applications on the 64-bit editions of Windows. Both the x64 and Itanium architectures are supported. (On the Itanium architecture, Service Pack 1 or later is required on Windows Server 2003 to install in 64-bit mode.)
  • Supports creation of a single EXE to install your program for easy online distribution. Disk spanning is also supported.
  • Standard Windows wizard interface.
  • Customizable setup types, e.g. Full, Minimal, Custom.
  • Complete uninstall capabilities.
  • Installation of files: Includes integrated support for “deflate”, bzip2, and 7-Zip LZMA file compression. The installer has the ability to compare file version info, replace in-use files, use shared file counting, register DLL/OCX’s and type libraries, and install fonts.
  • Creation of shortcuts anywhere, including in the Start Menu and on the desktop.
  • Creation of registry and .INI entries.
  • Running other programs before, during or after install.
  • Support for multilingual installs, including right-to-left language support.
  • Support for passworded and encrypted installs.
  • Support for digitally signed installs and uninstalls.
  • Silent install and uninstall.
  • Unicode installs. (Windows 2000/XP or later)
  • Integrated Pascal scripting engine option for advanced run-time install and uninstall customization.
  • Full source code is available (Borland Delphi 2.0-5.0 and 2009).

The Inno Setup QuickStart Pack includes Inno Setup itself and additionally includes options to install third-party add-ons such as the ISTool script editor and Inno Setup Preprocessor. These add-ons are not official and are not required for general usage, but make Inno Setup easier to use.

Changes in Inno Setup 5.6.0 (2016-06-08):

  • /LOG: Now logs registry entries.
  • Compiler IDE change: Syntax highlighting and syntax error underlining support for #include and ISPP has been significantly improved (with ISPP installed: before and after, without ISPP installed: before and after
  • Change in default behavior: If [Setup] section directive DisableWelcomePage is set to yes (which it is by default), then the title of the wizard now includes AppVerName instead of AppName, in other words: it now includes the version number of the application. If WindowVisible is set to yes this applies to the background window instead.
  • Regardless of the version of Windows, if the installation is administrative then you should be careful about making any per-user area changes: such changes may not achieve what you are intending. The compiler will now warn you about this, which can be disabled using new [Setup] section directive UsedUserAreasWarning.
  • Improved support for high DPI systems:
    • The WizardImageFile and WizardSmallImageFile [Setup] section directives now may list multiple files. This support wildcards. When multiple files are specified, Setup will automatically select the one which best matches the system’s DPI setting. See the help file for a list of recommended sizes. Note: when you test this be sure to first log out and back in after any DPI change.
    • If the WizardImageStretch [Setup] section directive is set to yes (which it is by default) then the quality of the stretching that occurs if the best matching wizard image is still larger or smaller than required has been improved (before and after). Also applies to any TBitmapImage which uses stretching.
  • Digital signing changes:
    • Added new [Setup] section directive: SignToolRetryDelay, which defaults to 500. Specifies the number of milliseconds the Setup Compiler should wait before any automatic digital signing retries specified by SignToolRetryCount.
    • Added new [Setup] section directive: SignToolMinimumTimeBetween, which defaults to 0. If not set to 0, specifies the minimum number of milliseconds that should have elapsed between consecutive digital signing actions by the Setup Compiler. For example, if set to 5000 then the Setup Compiler will perform 1 digital signing per 5 seconds at most. Can be used to avoid being rejected by rate limiting timestamp services.
  • Added new [Setup] section directive ArchitecturesAllowed value: arm64. This can be used to not allow Setup to run on Windows 10 on ARM64. Note that Windows 10 on ARM64 only supports 32-bit (x86) binaries and therefore Setup (even older versions) will never install in 64-bit mode on Windows 10 on ARM64.
  • Pascal Scripting changes:
    • Unicode Inno Setup: Unicode is now supported for the input source. For example, where before you had to write S := #$0100 + #$0101 + 'Aa'; you can now write S := 'ĀāAa'; directly. Also see the new UnicodeExample1.iss example script.
    • Added new IsX86, IsX64, IsIA64 and IsARM64 support functions.
    • Added new IsWildcard and WildcardMatch support functions.
    • /LOG: Now logs DLL function imports.
  • Any [Files] entries with the deleteafterinstall flag or with DestDir set to {tmp} or a subdirectory of {tmp} are no longer included in the EstimatedSize value in the Uninstall registry key.
  • Fix: In 5.5.9 it was no longer possible to include a drive colon in [Setup] section directive OutputManifestFile.
  • Unicode [Code] based on RemObjects Pascal Script Git commit 76e377efa5fddc55b3a6a3a3d944317bdfde4a12.
  • Minor tweaks.

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