Getting started with nsis

Installation or Setup

NSIS installer can be downloaded from An exe of 1.6 MB will be downloaded. You can install it using the wizard. While installing there are options to install

1. Full: Installs all the components
2. Lite: Basic and only essential components from the UI
3. Minimal: The NSIS core files only.
4. Custom: It's up to us to install whichever components that we need.

Hello World!

Code, to be saved in „helloworld.nsi“:

Name "Hello World"
OutFile "helloworld.exe"
Section "Hello World"
MessageBox MB_OK "Hello World!"

Compile it with:

<Path to NSIS>\makensis.exe <Path to script>\helloworld.nsi