View Full Version : automatix-like curiosity

October 9th, 2006, 11:18 PM
i'm just curious, is there an automatix-like program for windows?

October 9th, 2006, 11:35 PM
For what purposes? As far as codecs are concerned, most are built in. Plugins you can install from the browser with no problems. That is the only purpose automatix really serves: plugins and codecs. The other apps are just kind of there.

October 9th, 2006, 11:37 PM
i meant more along the lines of apps. i know what you mean with codecs, but they do manage to have a good selection of apps. unfortunately, i install many windows programs on computers all day at my job and i bet an automated installer would make my life much easier.

October 9th, 2006, 11:47 PM
For what purposes? As far as codecs are concerned, most are built in.
Not really. If you want the Realplayer codec, you need to install Realplayer. If you need to be able to play divx, xvid, sorenson or any of a host of common codecs, you need to install additional software. Outside of mp3 and common Microsoft codecs, every codec requires installing additional components. Just like linux.

October 10th, 2006, 12:10 AM
i'm just curious, is there an automatix-like program for windows?

There's autopatcher:


Not as good as automatix, but can still save A TON of time on a fresh install.


October 10th, 2006, 12:57 AM
hi, there are these:

software packs -
autopatcher (http://www.autopatcher.com/) it has lots of stuff as well as MS updates. i think you have to make sure you get the correct pack, because some are full packs and others are just updates for the full packs.

this is just security updates, i haven't used it though -

if you use autopatcher it's a good idea to use a download manager incase you loose the connection.

here are some codec packs -

October 10th, 2006, 12:59 AM
I think some programs have unattended install options, but it will vary from program to program, and it might take as much time to set them all up as it would to just click-click-click-finish. :rolleyes:

October 10th, 2006, 01:05 AM
you can make a slipstream disc too with all the software you want with these i think.


here's a driver pack - (i haven't used it)

October 10th, 2006, 01:38 AM

October 10th, 2006, 09:36 AM
i'm just curious, is there an automatix-like program for windows?
Not that I know of.
I think it would be really easy to do.

October 10th, 2006, 10:14 PM
For codecs I always used K-lite codec pack.

October 10th, 2006, 11:23 PM
i don't think i explained clearly enough. i have many programs such as office, symantec antivirus, etc. i want to have them all install automatically with one click of a button. i'm pretty sure it will involving writing something on my own. if that's the case, does anyone know of a place to start learning that kinda thing? your help is greatly appreciated!!!

October 11th, 2006, 07:45 AM
Well, I would do it in python but as Windows doesn't have python by default that could be a problem. (Or you could make a little program in VB to download/install python then run a little script). Or do the whole thing in VB, altho be warned, VB has the worst syntax ever.

Hope that helps, Rowan.

October 11th, 2006, 01:01 PM
cool. thanks rowan. i'll try to see what i can find out. i'd love to start writing stuff. i would definitely enjoy it more for linux as that's my only OS of choice for my computers. unfortunately, i have to work with windows all day at work. i have, however, convinced them to use a linux server for the intranet so that's exciting!

October 11th, 2006, 03:39 PM
No problem and well done ;)