Method 3: ZIP-compressed distribution
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Basically like Cabinet distribution, but much more recognized by the average user (almost every computer user will know what to do if he/she sees a ZIP file).

If you are distributing your software using a standard ZIP file, I'd suggest you to enclose the setup.exe utility to make the required actions more intuitive for your users. Especially useful in combination with distribution of the Setup.exe utility.

If you want to use this method, your users will now have to unpack the ZIP file and then install by using Method 4, 5 or 6.

Suggested for:

·not for novice users (user must know how to unpack a ZIP file)  
·distribution on diskettes, CDROMs or ZIP-Drives  
·distribution via Internet (if you can't use "Single EXE" packages)  

See also:
·definition Step #8  
·Special Setup options and features  

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