Start Page

In the Start Page, you can open a recently accessed project or create a new one. You can select the type of project you want to create, choosing from these three:


  • Installer - New Generic or Specialized Installer Project
  • Java - New Java Installer Project
  • Updates - New Patch or Updates Configuration Project
  • Add-Ins - New Office, Visual Studio Add-in or Visual Studio Extension
  • Merge Modules - New Merge Module Project Configuration Project
  • Windows Store - New Windows Store packages
  • Custom Templates - Use a custom template for a new project
  • MST - Create MSI transforms files
  • Virtualization - Manage virtualization versions of your Windows Installer-based packages


  • Convert - Convert existing packages to MSI-based installers.


  • Import - Import a project created with another tool

Start Page


If you need help use the F1 keyboard shortcut.

Creating a new project

Select a project type and press [ Create Project ] or double click on a project type.

Opening a recent or existing project

Select "Open" menu entry and choose a recent project or press [ Open Project ].

Enabling "Automatically load most recent project" option skips the Start Page next you launch Advanced Installer.

Canceling the project creation

If a project is already open, press the [ Back to project ] button.

Message Center

The Message Center keeps you up-to-date with the latest news from Advanced Installer.


Use the wizard to create the project

Enable this option if you want to create the project using a wizard. More information about wizards and a list of them can be found on our Wizards page.

NoteNot all project templates support disabling this option.


Here you can select the language in which the project is created. Additional build languages can be specified later in the Languages Tab tab, on the Translation page. By default, the drop-down list contains only the languages for which translation dictionaries are registered in Advanced Installer. Additional dictionaries can also be added from this page.

To select a language which doesn't have a translation dictionary, use the “More...” option from the drop-down list to bring up the Select Language Dialog.