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This package was approved as a trusted package on 4/23/2019.

install4j is a powerful multi-platform Java installer builder that generates native installers and application launchers for Java applications.



Commercial software

  • This package installs a 90 day trial of either Multi-Platform or Windows Edition.
  • Trial begins once activated after initial execution.
  • Internet connection required for trial activation (alternatively, request an activation key via email)

To install install4j, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install install4j

To upgrade install4j, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade install4j


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # MetaPackage
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    # powershell v2 compatibility
    $psVer = $PSVersionTable.PSVersion.Major
    if ($psver -ge 3) {
      function Get-ChildItemDir {Get-ChildItem -Directory $args}
    } else {
      function Get-ChildItemDir {Get-ChildItem $args}
    # MetaPackage
    $warningPreference = "Continue"
    $chocoLib = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall "lib"
    if (Test-Path -PathType Container (Join-Path $chocoLib 'install4j.*')) {
      Write-Warning "Uninstall NOT complete."
      This package is a metapackage; a chocolatey feature not yet fully implemented.
      To retain future compatibility this package does not uninstall the dependent
      package it points to as designated with *.install or *.portable.`n
      Write-Warning "To finish removing the program installed by package install4j, please also run the command:"
      $text += " `n`tchoco uninstall "
      $list = (Get-ChildItemDir $chocoLib\install4j.*).Name
      foreach ($i in $list) {
        $text += "$i "
      $text += "-y`n"
      Write-Host $text

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Dr Ingo Kegel


© 2001 ej-technologies GmbH


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
install4j 7.0.1 273 Thursday, July 27, 2017 approved
install4j 6.1.5 246 Friday, February 24, 2017 approved
install4j 6.1.4 254 Wednesday, November 30, 2016 approved
install4j 6.1.3 220 Thursday, October 20, 2016 approved
install4j 6.1.2 227 Monday, July 11, 2016 approved
install4j 6.1.1 167 Monday, March 7, 2016 approved
install4j 6.0.4 246 Saturday, October 10, 2015 approved
install4j 6.0.3 231 Friday, July 10, 2015 approved

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