Can you please investigate ninite (excellent personal experience): Ninite - Install or Update Multiple Apps at Once
and here (no personal experience with this one): All My Apps – Centralized App Store For Windows With Lots Of Free Software
Are either of these what you are looking for?
If neither of these are, can you please come back with exactly what you are looking for, exactly (ie which programs, network problems, etc. etc.) and maybe I will be able to offer you some more recommendations, or I might even write you a script/program if it isn't too complicated, what you want (but that will require you to give exact details of what you want)
Unless something is putting on a bunch of "portable apps" that are basically just unzipped to new folders I don't think it's a good idea to do mass changes at once to your system. The more variables, the less chance of figuring out what went wrong.
I don't even use auto updaters unless they are for one program only.
When everything is a jumble you get stuck using a restore point or image restore and that's a pita usually.
A slip-streamed disc install utility is another matter. But in that case you often have to test it for days to get the script right.
Actually I'm trying to find a program that can handle installing my custom list of 3rd party applications with all the configurations, like path, license...
I think its called "Unattended" install, somthing like nLite but as an installer not a windows CD, maybe something that record my mouse and keyboard clicks?
I'm still looking
Have you tried Softpedia? They have quite an extensive list of Windows free and shareware. If you find something good there just search as sometimes authors don't update(they assume the bots will just automatically download the pad files to get new versions. But sometimes the version can be a bit out of date.)
You could try WinBuilder forum and see if anyone is using it without the CD as you want to.
I'm not sure if this is in the same category. It may be worth a look:
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