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Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 1/3/2019.

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) is a professional open source system to create Windows installers. It is designed to be as small and flexible as possible and is therefore very suitable for internet distribution.

Being a user's first experience with your product, a stable and reliable installer is an important component of succesful software. With NSIS you can create such installers that are capable of doing everything that is needed to setup your software.

NSIS is script-based and allows you to create the logic to handle even the most complex installation tasks. Many plug-ins and scripts are already available: you can create web installers, communicate with Windows and other software components, install or update shared components and more.

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Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If you find it is
out of date by more than a day or two, please contact the maintainer(s) and
let them know the package is no longer updating correctly.

To install Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nsis.install

To upgrade Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nsis.install


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $toolsDir     = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url          = ''
    $checksum     = '4e1db5a7400e348b1b46a4a11b6d9557fd84368e4ad3d4bc4c1be636c89638aa'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
      unzipLocation  = $toolsDir
      fileType       = 'exe'
      url            = $url
      checksum       = $checksum
      checksumType   = $checksumType
      softwareName   = 'Nullsoft Install System*'
      silentArgs     = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0,3010)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    $packageSearch = 'Nullsoft Install System*'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0,3010)
    Write-Verbose "Querying registry for install key..."
    $regKey = Get-ItemProperty -Path @('HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                                       'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*') `
                               -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
              | Where-Object {$_.DisplayName -like $packageSearch}
    Write-Verbose "Uninstalling program and removing package..."
    $regKey | ForEach-Object {
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                  -FileType "$installerType" `
                                  -SilentArgs "$($_.PSChildName) $silentArgs" `
                                  -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • NSIS Team


NSIS Contributors


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 3.03 5817 Friday, March 30, 2018 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 14685 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 3.02 530 Thursday, July 27, 2017 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 742 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 3.0 1093 Monday, July 25, 2016 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 3.0-beta2 1867 Sunday, October 4, 2015 approved
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 3.0-beta1 1046 Thursday, April 9, 2015 exempted
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (Install) 2.51 4393 Wednesday, April 20, 2016 approved
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