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Differences: WinZip Self-Extractor and the Personal Edition

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Last updated: 22 May, 2012
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WinZip contains WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition, a subset of WinZip Self-Extractor.

Features available in WinZip Self-Extractor that are not available in the Personal Edition include:

  • Create smaller self-extracting files from Zip files (.zip or .zipx) created with LZMA, Jpeg, WavPack, PPMd and Enhanced Deflate compression methods.
  • Features to allow for prompting of administrator privileges on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • Features to automate and customize software installation, such as the ability to specify an icon and text for the main self-extractor dialog box, and to delete temporary files after running a setup program.
  • Include sensitive information protected with 128- and 256-bit AES encryption.
  • Ability to run a command when the unzip operation completes.
  • Self-extracting files can be created from the command line.
  • Self-extractors can be created with English or German messages.
  • Ability to automatically extract files when the self-extractor file is run.
  • A Wizard to simplify the process of building self-extracting files.
  • Support custom icons, splash screen and about box text.

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