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Install a Program in Silent Mode

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Windows has built in utilities to install software. These are screens that show you progress bars, and ask you a whole lot of questions about what is happening. Sometimes, using this installation method, a program can be prevented from installing correctly.

There is an alternative, and it comes in the form of /s. Yes, that’s backslash s.

How to use this?

  1. Run command prompt ( start -> run -> type: cmd )
  2. Change directory to the one that your program is in, using the command: cd D: where D is followed by the directory structure locating your application.
  3. Once you’re at the right place it, the command screen should look like:   D:FolderWithProgram>
  4. To install the program in silent mode, type: ProgramName.exe /s

After you do this, everything should work as desired.

Our article with some tips on using Command Prompt might be useful as well.

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