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In the first half of the '90s I worked for an outfit that developed a Tip-A-Day product it sold as an add-on at its day-long Windows seminars.
I provided many of the tips. A different one appeared each time a user booted into Windows.
Simple as it was, in those days there remained many who had no idea how to install the product. I was having to field the installation queries, taking time away from my role as managing editor of the company's monthly Windows tips newsletter (and seminar speaker).
I had suggested to management they license InstallShield to make the support problem go away. Falling on deaf ears, I came up with the idea of rolling my own installation procedure.
Being proficient with WinBatch—a Windows scripting tool that can perform most any task—I created a full-on, automated setup routine for Tip-A-Day. Most of my code involved probing and error checking to make installation bulletproof. I succeeded!
The following link is to my fully-commented code. It explains what each step does. http://ca-dreaming.com/rcstpwbt.htm