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User Experience Between App Installation and First Time App Opening

I am interested in finding out key reasons behind drop offs between Install App stage to First Open Stage. So, usually if I get 100 installs then approx 60-65 go to the first open stage ( as per ...
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Is it an inconvenience if my installation script requires a lot of reboots?

I'm writing a shell script that automatically installs some drivers and programs that depend on each other sequentially, which are required to run the main application. After each successful ...
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Best practice for macOS application installer (disk image) naming

Is there any naming convention or best practices to name macOS application installer (DMG file)? Should it contain words like "Install" or "Installer" or it's better to provide application name only? ...
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What do the three bars in old installers mean?

Quite many old setups look kind of like this: I always wondered what the three bars in the bottom left-hand corner mean. I really have no clue.
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What could be a better workflow for this software installer step?

I have written an installer for a piece of software. It requires another piece of software in order to run (the .NET Framework, which is already installed on the majority of Windows machines). If not ...
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Large Touchscreen / Kiosk Hardware

A client has come to me wanting an interactive installation featuring a large (50"+) touch screen interface, one on a wall, and one built into a table. I've seen lots of touchscreen overlays on the ...
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Offering a way to cancel a process

Given the case that a user is presented a modal dialog that displays an installation process (or something similar). If the process would normally take a few seconds but can potentially take longer, ...
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Wizards: should pages with no options the user can change be shown?

I have an install wizard for product X with steps A > B > C>...>G, where C has a single drop-down selector. The drop-down selector in C either has one option, or many options: this is determined by ...
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Why do installers still try to install toolbars? [closed]

I just updated my Java, and when I de-selected the checkbox to install their toolbar, I wondered: does anybody in the world even use toolbars for anything anymore? None of the modern browsers have a ...
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Desktop tools installations' UX. How can it be improved?

I'm designing a cloud service that needs a desktop tool in the end user's laptop. When end users reach my cloud service, they'll have to install this desktop tool. I'm thinking, how can I give the ...
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What's the recommended way to install required 3rd party software

Our software depends on Visual C++ Redistributable 2012, what's the recommended way to ask user to install it? I can think of the following options: A. provide a link to Visual C++ Redistributable ...
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Quizzing users on key points of the EULA?

Is it too annoying to have a summarized "de-legalesed" version of the EULA for users to read, and then have a simple quiz on the EULA that must be passed before installation continues? For example, ...
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Why did older Windows installs delay before automatic restart?

Every time I need to install an older copy of Windows (today it's Server 2003 Enterprise), I run into the screen where the initial install phase completes and my machine needs to reboot. The ...
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Best way to specify the path on where to install something

I have encountered this annoyance a thousand times when installing software: setting the path on where to install the software. Too many times have I been into the trouble of cleaning up a messy ...
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What is the most user-friendly software license installation process?

I have Windows desktop software that requires the installation of a small binary license file (1KB) that controls access to DLLs that are installed with the software package. The GUI part of the ...
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confusing software-install flow for web-app

I am working on a web-app that has an application to listen to audio. The problem is the playback software requires another piece of software just for the items to be placed on the playback software. ...
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What are the benefits to software that has no installation wizard?

There are some Windows software packages out there (ie Eclipse, VLC prior to its current version) that do not rely on an installation wizard. Instead of using a wizard there is simply a folder with ...