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InstallAware X3 First with Automated Virtual Machine Testing

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

New InstallAware X3, launching on Wednesday this week, is first to market with automated virtual machine unit testing, Windows 10 support, and a host of other improvements: Automated Virtual Machine Testing: Supports VMware Workstation, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft Hyper-V. Connect to local VMs or VMs hosted in the cloud on any supported server. Use the [...]

When a Competitor Stoops Really Low

Monday, June 8th, 2015

A competitor who shall remain unnamed has stooped really low. We contracted outside SEO expert Michael Cottam, after observing for over three years a professionally executed and well camouflaged SEO attack on the ‘installaware’ keyword: our brand, our trademark, and our property. His findings make for a terrifying read: All of us at InstallAware [...]

Happy New Year from InstallAware

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

InstallAware X2 is the perfect New Year’s Resolution for all setup developers: Fastest: New InstallAware X2 creates setups that install 50% faster than InstallShield (when InstallScript is used) and 17% faster than WiX (or Windows Installer) (1). Smallest: New InstallAware X2 creates setups that are 174% smaller than InstallShield (when InstallScript is used) and 224% [...]

50% Faster and 174% Smaller than InstallShield

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

A new benchmark analyzed the compression efficiency and installation speeds of one open source and two leading commercial installation platforms, finding that the commercial InstallAware X2 platform defeated both the commercial InstallShield 2014 platform and the open source WiX 3.9 platform; on both speed and size. Initial Approach: The InstallAware X2 Program Files folder, containing [...]

InstallAware X2: Celebrating A Decade of InstallAware

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Over the course of the past fourteen months, InstallAware engineers have been hard at work putting together a release worthy of our tenth year in business: InstantInstall Acceleration: InstallAware is now the fastest installer on Windows. InstantInstall technology accelerates any existing Native Engine InstallAware setup by an order of magnitude – installing your apps literally [...]

Microsoft Security Update KB2962872 Breaks InstallShield; InstallAware 18 Offers Flexible and Secure Upgrade Path.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Microsoft’s Security Update KB2962872 is crashing multiple versions of InstallShield as described at … tallshield, rendering a very expensive product inoperative. While InstallShield is currently researching the nature of the problem as described at, InstallAware offers a very flexible upgrade path to all developers and administrators affected by the issue. InstallShield have made [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 18.08

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

From 18.07: The new SQL Server 2014 RTM runtime now replaces the old SQL Server 2014 CTP2 beta. Code signing for the actual MSI payload is now operational. Visual C++ 11 runtimes with ATL, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP are now available. From 18.06: SSD detection on RAID arrays and virtual machines failed. From 18.05: [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 17.06 (23)

Monday, August 5th, 2013

From 17.05: The setup engine had lost compatibility with operating systems older than Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Dialog Designer was unable to display or edit (past the point of saving and reloading forms) any hidden or invisible dialog controls. The Dialog Designer was unable to retain the Aero Glass control when saving forms, [...]

An Iranian Saint: Elham Asghari

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

As a swimmer myself, I am deeply touched by the story of Elham Asghari: By way of the Internet, I would like to share my thoughts with Elham: Your courage and willingness in the face of insurmountable odds clearly demonstrates that you are on the fast track to enlightenment. Your love and service to [...]

List of Bug Fixes in InstallAware 16.07 (28)

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

From 16.06: Importing registry files (.REG) was broken. Scanning dynamic dependencies for files (.EXE) did not preserve the correct bitness of 32 and 64 bit folder locations. Custom PNG logos for the setup splash screen were broken. From 16.05: The Schedule Task command was occasionally failing, especially as used from the scheduled mode web updates [...]