Windows Post-Install Wizard (WPI for
short) is a hypertext application designed for giving users choice. While
Windows XP offers many ways of customizing the setup process out of the box,
its major drawback is the lack of being able to select which applications an
end user may install. In the past, end users and administrators needed to
either download the files manually, or create overly complex scripts that
could only be used once. WPI allows you to create one image, which can then
be custom configured, and optionally, automated, so that end users can
install any applications.
WPI is a simple to use automation program for the choice and installation of multiple programs, tweaks and scripts. No longer will you need a dozen CD's or more when doing a fresh Installation. No longer will you need multiple files when you are servicing another PC. With Windows Post-Install Wizard all that you will need is 1 or 2 CD\DVD's to fully install your PC with all of your apps, scripts, registry files or tweaks. Instead of having to re-download those apps like adobe reader, flash or updates to programs you can have them all on one disk. With WPI you can have all of them all on one disk and then have a nice interface for selecting which apps to install and after configured properly WPI will install all of them without any needed input from you. WPI also and is commonly used added to your windows installation disks. This way you can automate the complete process of Windows and program installations.
With your typical setup of WPI you have your OS and all of the apps, tweaks and such on one disk. After windows installs, WPI kicks in and you are given a selection of everything you have configured WPI with, then you can select the ones you want or simply let the timer run out and your default apps will install.
I would like to thank all of the people who have made WPI the app it is today. If you have helped with WPI and your name is not mentioned in the manual or the docs on this site please let me know. I will add your name in the credits.