Unpack Opera installer without installing using Universal Extractor
Tuesday, December 19, 2006 5:07:18 PM
Download Universal Extractor binary archive (size 4.44 MB), extract contents and run UniExtract.exe.
To unpack Opera classic installer
Drag & drop classic installer (Opera_9.xx_Classic_Setup.exe) inside Archive/Installer to extract, press OK and then select WUN Unpacker as Extract Method. Files will be extracted to \MAINDIR\ inside Universal Extractor Destination directory.
Rename encoding.bin.cel to encoding.bin.
Select "WUN Unpacker"
To unpack Opera MSI installer
Drag & drop msi installer (Opera_9.xx_International_Setup.exe or Opera_9.xx_Eng_Setup.exe) inside Archive/Installer to extract and press OK.
A dialog box will come with following message and press OK.
Initial extraction failed. However, it may be possible to extract files from this archive by instructing the installer to run in cache mode.Another dialog box will come in international installer with following message, select your language and press OK.
Do you wish to try this method?
Select the language for this installation from the choices below.A dialog box will come with the following message and press OK.
Initialization complete. Please exit the installer, then click OK to continue.Press Cancel in InstallShield Wizard.
Run UniExtract.exe again and drag & drop Opera installer.msi from Destination directory. Files will be extracted to \program files\Opera\ inside Universal Extractor Destination directory.
Update: Dec 17, 2007