After you install the application to virtualize, the Setup Capture wizard rescans the system and assesses changes from the original system image.


Run a prescan of the system before installing the application to virtualize.


  1. When the Install Application window appears, minimize the Setup Capture wizard and install the application to capture.
    For example, double-click Firefox Setup to install Firefox.
  2. (Optional) If the application needs to restart after the installation, restart the system. The process restarts the Setup Capture wizard.
  3. (Optional) If you are capturing Internet Explorer, in the Install Application window, click Internet Explorer, to complete additional steps before installing the browser.
  4. (Optional) If you are capturing Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP, see Capturing Explorer 6 on Windows XP in the ThinApp User's Guide.
  5. (Optional) Make any necessary configuration changes to comply with you company policies, such as using specific security settings or a particular home page.
    If you do not make configuration changes at this time, each user must make changes.
  6. (Optional) Start the application and respond to any messages for information before you continue with the Setup Capture wizard.
    If you do not respond to any messages at this time, each user who uses the application must do so during the initial start.
  7. Close the application.
  8. Maximize the Setup Capture wizard, click Postscan to proceed with another scan of the computer, and click OK to confirm the postscan operation.


ThinApp stores the differences between the first baseline image and this image in a virtual file system and virtual registry.

What to do next

Define endrty points as shortcuts to the virtual environment.