What is a distribution kit?

Julia Chmykhalo
Julia Chmykhalo
January 25, 2015
What is a distribution kit?

The word distribution (from the English "distribute" - "distribute") means a set of installation files intended to run the main program, as well as the program itself and various additional resources recorded on any digital media.

Before you start using any software, you should install it on a personal computer or, at least, use its boot menu, for this you need a distribution kit. After the start of installation, various files belonging to this software will be copied to the hard disk of the computer, as well as changes are made to the registry of the operating system and shortcuts are added for quick launch.

What is a distribution kit and what is it for?

Most software can not be installed on your computer by yourself, for this process you need to create a distribution kit from the program.

Distribution is something like an external shell, which allows you to prepare the software to work on your computer.For starters, the special software embedded in it checks for free space on the hard disk, computer specifications and many other parameters that must meet the requirements of the application.

If your computer is suitable for use with this software, then you will be prompted to continue installing it and configure the basic settings. For example, the game distribution kit checks not only the configuration of the computer, but also requests the license key, which is used to determine the authenticity of your copy.

In addition, the operating system can be distributed as a distribution kit. It is recorded along with the boot menu and installation program on digital media. After the computer is booted from this media, the OS will be installed or updated.