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Differences: WinZip Self-Extractor and the Personal Edition

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Last updated: 19 Mar, 2015
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WinZip automatically includes/contains WinZip Self-Extractor Personal Edition, which has a subset of the features that are in 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 (this does not apply to Windows XP)
  • Features to automate and customize software installation, using a specific icon, user defined text (in certain dialogs), and delete temporarily extracted 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
  • The option to create self-extracting files 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

If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.

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