Things you'll need to do before getting started:
- Download a copy of WPI from it's homepage.
- Extract the downloaded ZIP file to either
- A temporary folder for editing
- If you're NOT installing everything from CD, then extract into $OEM$\$1\Install
- If you are installing from CD, then extract it to a folder in your Windows Setup Source.
» Selecting the language of WPI
|If you don't speak the language that WPI is currently in upon loading, click the Options link on the left and the very top option to change will be language. Select yours from the drop down box, and click SAVE at the bottom.|
» Adding Entries to WPI
Once you have it in your working folder download this config.js file and replace the one in the WPISCRIPTS folder. This will erase the currently loaded list of programs. If you however want to do it manually read the section below of editing entries.
Navigate to your WPI folder, double click the file: WPI.HTA
- On the left side, click the item saying Config
- You should now see in the middle a screen similar to:
To get this exact screen, click the button at the bottom of the screen labelled ADD.
- This will bring up a form like the following:
This form will be where we do all of the entering of the commands and grouping and such.
In the box labelled NAME enter the name of your program. The Description box is the description that is displayed when the mouse hovers over this program on the main page. If this is a program that MUST be installed before another program, be sure to put a number in the Order box. 1 will be executed before 2 and so on. This ONLY works if they are in the same group. Check the Default box if you want it to be installed by default.
Check the Forced box if you don't want the user to even have a choice on installing it.
The Category drop down box is where you specify what category you want it to be under. If the category is not listed, select other and type in the box what you would like it to be in. You MUST have a category other then NONE selected for it to be displayed. The box COMMAND 1 is where you will enter then actual instruction to execute the setup program. This can be copy pasted from batch script or RunOnceEX. If taken from RunOnceEX, you ONLY want to copy the portion that is within the quotes. If there are any consecutive commands such as taskkill's or deleting shortcuts that you will like executed following COMMAND 1's execution enter them in the remaining COMMAND # boxes.
- When you are done entering this entry, click the SAVE button at the bottom. It will bring you
back to the start page of WPI and displaying how it will look during normal
- Return to the Config screen and follow these steps untill you have completely entered your programs.
» Editing/Deleting Entries to WPI
Editing entries is quite simple. Return to the Config screen.
Instead of a barren screen with nothing on it, you will see a listing under navigation of all the programs entered thus far
Click the one you wish to edit, and it will appear just to the right.
If you wish to delete this from WPI, simply click the delete link at the bottom of the form.
» Finalizing for Production
Before burning it to CD, you may wish to HIDE the CONFIG and OPTIONS links.
To begin, click the Options link to bring up the options page. It should be similar to:
While we're on the topic, I'll also briefly cover some of the more useful options.
|In this box, type the order you want them to be displayed in. The first thing typed, will be the first category displayed.|
|This will get you into the world of customization of WPI. This will simply change the background picture.|
|This is where you will decide whether or not to show or hide the CONFIG and OPTIONS links.|
|If you don't like the default mouse over description box, this is where you will change. Unfortunately, it is in pure CSS and must be entered as such.|
|Specify the number of programs to be installed in each instance of the RunOnceEX window. If you have more then the number specified, then they will be split into two or more windows.|
|This option is useful for Unattended installs, but still retain the functionality of selection during setup. The timer will countdown, and when it reaches zero, WPI will install the checked items.|
|Typically, WPI will sort the install process by name, regardless of category. If you want them installed by category, then mark the YES radio button.|