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Reduce installation time of PC software with manual intervention.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013366D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosure is a method to reduce the installation time of PC software with manual intervention. Manual intervention means data input, selection of items and depressing buttons etc.

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Reduce installation time of PC software with manual intervention.

    Disclosure is a method to reduce the installation time of PC software with
manual intervention. Manual intervention means data input, selection of items and
depressing buttons etc.

In this disclosure, installation program of PC software is separated to the
following three parts;
manual intervention part


1.


2.


3.

Manual intervention part consists of data input, selection of items and operation
of buttons etc. Automatic installation part consists of extraction of packed
modules and file copy etc. End processing part consists of change configuration
and deletion of files if necessary.

This disclosure uses multi-thread function of Operating System. If the
installation program can work under the multi-thread environments, installation
program creates a thread for manual intervention and a thread for automatic
installation. By using these threads, a user can input data without suspending
the installation, This is more effective to install software which it takes long
time to copy.

In the case of installation program which is controlled by a user's input, even
if a user did not input data, all data to installed are transmitted independently
without waiting for user input. After input data by a user, unnecessary files are
deleted. As it takes longer time to copy files than to delete files, the
installation time is shorter.

About intellectual items ( license number and product key etc.), installation
program decides whether...