AutoHotkey Silent Install (How-To Guide)


AutoHotkey is a free, open-source custom scripting language for Microsoft Windows that allows users to automate repetitive tasks in any Windows application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of AutoHotkey from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install AutoHotkey Silently

AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: AutoHotkey_1.1.31.01_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the AutoHotkey shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01
Vendor:Lexikos
Version:1.1.31.01
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.31.01_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.31.01_setup.exe /Uninstall
Download Link:https://www.autohotkey.com/

AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: AutoHotkey_1.1.30.03_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the AutoHotkey shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03
Vendor:Lexikos
Version:1.1.30.03
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.30.03_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.30.03_setup.exe /Uninstall
Download Link:https://www.autohotkey.com/

AutoHotkey 1.1.29.01 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the AutoHotkey 1.1.29.01 Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: AutoHotkey_1.1.29.01_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the AutoHotkey shortcuts in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:AutoHotkey 1.1.29.01
Vendor:Lexikos
Version:1.1.29.01
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.29.01_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:AutoHotkey_1.1.29.01_setup.exe /Uninstall
Download Link:https://www.autohotkey.com/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing AutoHotkey to “C:\AutoHotkey”

AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01

AutoHotkey_1.1.31.01_setup.exe /S /D="C:\AutoHotkey"

AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03

AutoHotkey_1.1.30.03_setup.exe /S /D="C:\AutoHotkey"

AutoHotkey 1.1.29.01

AutoHotkey_1.1.29.01_setup.exe /S /D="C:\AutoHotkey"

How to Uninstall AutoHotkey Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

AutoHotkey 1.1.31.01 on 32-bit or 64-bit System

AutoHotkey_1.1.31.01_setup.exe /Uninstall

AutoHotkey 1.1.30.03 on 32-bit or 64-bit System

AutoHotkey_1.1.30.03_setup.exe /Uninstall

AutoHotkey 1.1.29.01 on 32-bit or 64-bit System

AutoHotkey_1.1.29.01_setup.exe /Uninstall

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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