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The Short History
of Software
Installation
5
CHAPTER
Why Care About Software Installation?
The Download is like your first handshake
with your users...
It’s critical to make a strong impression
A little background...
When you get new software, you must
register and activate it
Registration and activation used to be
very complex.
They required...
- manually moving the software folder into your prog...
This process was a barrier to
widespread adoption
Software companies were losing users,
and opportunity...
...There was a clear need for a program that
could automate this process in a safe and
user-friendly way.
ENTER: INSTALLATION WIZARDS
Installation Wizard programs automated
almost the entire registration
and activation process
And it hasn’t stopped there...
Now, the top installation platforms give
granular insight into the installation process
Including...
- success rates
- geo...
Installation has gone from barrier to boon for
developers getting their software in the
hands of their users.
Read the full
post here.
Want more?
Head over to
the Academy
homepage
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installCore Academy Chapter 5: The History of Software Installers

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Software installation has come a long way since manual registration. Let’s take a look at how installation has evolved from floppy discs to the mostly-automated installer experience we know today.

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installCore Academy Chapter 5: The History of Software Installers

  1. 1. The Short History of Software Installation 5 CHAPTER
  2. 2. Why Care About Software Installation?
  3. 3. The Download is like your first handshake with your users... It’s critical to make a strong impression
  4. 4. A little background...
  5. 5. When you get new software, you must register and activate it
  6. 6. Registration and activation used to be very complex. They required... - manually moving the software folder into your program files - entering values into your registry - decrypting activation codes
  7. 7. This process was a barrier to widespread adoption
  8. 8. Software companies were losing users, and opportunity...
  9. 9. ...There was a clear need for a program that could automate this process in a safe and user-friendly way.
  10. 10. ENTER: INSTALLATION WIZARDS
  11. 11. Installation Wizard programs automated almost the entire registration and activation process
  12. 12. And it hasn’t stopped there...
  13. 13. Now, the top installation platforms give granular insight into the installation process Including... - success rates - geographic location - technological errors
  14. 14. Installation has gone from barrier to boon for developers getting their software in the hands of their users.
  15. 15. Read the full post here. Want more? Head over to the Academy homepage

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