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"Centurion Setup is one of the best software products I've ever used."
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"This is really a great program...very well thought out, practical, and easy to use."
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Centurion Setup

Ready to distribute your software masterpiece?  Don't wrestle for weeks with a complicated installation builder.  Spend just a few minutes with Centurion Setup, and it will build a professional software installer in a self-contained, compressed executable. 
 

Key Features

Self-Contained Executable

Centurion Setup creates executable installation programs that are self-contained in a single file.  A single file is easily downloaded, requires no software such as WinZip to decompress, and ensures that all installation files are present.

The installer's overhead is only 1 MB and the compression engine achieves a very high compression ratio.  You will be amazed at how small Centurion Setup can make the installer.  A small installer will reduce load on your web server and reduce the number of failed downloads.

Uninstall Support

Centurion Setup can optionally provide support for uninstalling the product.  The user will be able to uninstall the product by one of the following methods:
  • The "Add/Remove Programs" option in Control Panel.
  • A Start Menu shortcut (optional).
  • A Desktop shortcut (optional).

Multilingualism and Interface Customization

The installer is capable of presenting the user interface in English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, and Afrikaans.  All strings that are displayed in the user interface can be edited.  Entire languages can be added.

Shared File Support

The installer can install operating system DLL's (such as those required by Visual Basic).  If a DLL is currently in use, the user will be instructed to reboot the computer to complete the installation.  Version and date checking is performed on DLL's according to Microsoft guidelines.

The installer can install reference counted shared files in a company directory.  Shared files can be used by multiple applications, and are only replaced by more recently dated files.  Only when uninstalling the last program using a shared file will the file be uninstalled.

File Associations

The installer can install an association between a file type and one of your programs, like the way .TXT files are associated with Notepad.  Once the file type is associated, the user can double click on any file of that type to launch your program.  Or, the user can right click on the associated file for a menu of options.

If there happens to be an existing association for the file type, the installer will create a backup that is restored by the uninstaller.  Also, you are permitted to install context options for a common file type, such as .TXT files.
 

Additional Features

  • Centurion Setup and the installers that it creates run on all versions of Windows® 95, 98, NT4, 2000, ME, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, and 2012, including 64-bit versions.
  • Installers created by Centurion Setup may be distributed completely royalty-free.
  • A Centurion Setup installer is bullet-proof and extremely reliable.  You will never get a complaint from a customer that the installation program has crashed.
  • Can install Device drivers, Control Panel extensions, and .MSI packages.
  • COM files can be installed and registered with the operating system.  This includes ActiveX controls and .TLB type libraries.
  • To satisfy special needs, a batch of MS-DOS commands can be executed before and after both installation and uninstallation.  Another batch can be run after the installer exits, perhaps to launch a custom configuration program.
  • A patch installer can be created.  Centurion Setup can automatically determine what files have changed and should therefore be included in the patch.
  • The installer can add exceptions to the Windows Firewall.
  • Centurion Setup's installers can be digitally signed.  Uncheck the "Use Checksums" box on the Build branch so that the installer will not report that it has been damaged.
  • A restore point can be created before installation.
  • The installer can install to a default location or ask the end-user where the files should be installed.
  • The installer can create Desktop and/or Start Menu shortcuts to any installed file.  Desktop shortcuts can optionally be placed in a folder.  Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts can optionally be made available to all users or only the user who installed the product.
  • Any installed file can be configured to open during bootup.
  • The installer can display a bitmap in the background, a solid color, or a transition from one color to another.  The background can optionally cover the taskbar, or leave it visible.  There can even be no background at all.
  • After the installer is built, it can be automatically placed in a .ZIP file.
  • The installer can require the end-user to enter a password before installation can begin.
  • The installer can be bloated (with random data) to any size to help discourage piracy.
  • The installer can refuse to install on certain platforms, such as Windows 95.
  • Fonts can be installed and registered with the Operating System so that they are available to all applications.  The end-user can be given the option to keep the font during uninstallation.
  • The installer can replace locked files during the next reboot.
  • Installers can be set to expire after a certain date.  After the expiration date, the installer will no longer install.
  • Both 32 and 64 bit applications are supported.
  • The installer can loosen the security settings of the product's directory so that all users will have rights to use it.
  • The installer verifies its intergrity to ensure that it has not been damaged, altered, or infected by viruses.
  • The installer can delete existing files based on date or size criteria.  This can be useful when installing over old versions of your software.
  • Installers can be built from the command line (DOS prompt).  This allows you to create a desktop shortcut that will build an installer with a click of the mouse.
  • When the user is unable to uninstall because of a locked file or other problem, the uninstall operation can be resumed later.
 

Download

Click the button below to download Centurion Setup version 25.1, released January 21st, 2014.


The download is a trial.  Installers created by the trial will display a notice that they cannot be used for commercial purposes, but otherwise they are fully functional.  This permits you to test all aspects of Centurion Setup before purchasing a license.  The trial period is unlimited, so take all the time you need.

Notes:
  • The download is an executable installer created by Centurion Setup.  Simply open the file to begin installation.
  • The download is approximately 16 MB and installation will use approximately 66 MB of hard disk space.
  • If you prefer to download the installer inside of a .zip file, click here.
  • To update an existing installation, simply install the new version over the old one.

Purchase

To purchase a license for only $50 U.S. please click the button below.