Bing Wallpaper Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Bing Wallpaper is a feature offered by the Bing search engine, providing users with a collection of high-quality images that can be set as desktop wallpapers. It offers a daily rotation of visually stunning and diverse images, creating a visually appealing experience for users. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Bing Wallpaper from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Bing Wallpaper Silently

Bing Wallpaper Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2126594
  2. Download the BingWallpaper.exe 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:
BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn"

After a few moments you will find Bing Wallpaper entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Bing Wallpaper
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn"
Silent Uninstall Switch:BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /x BWCInstaller.msi /qn"
Download Link:Bing Wallpaper Download
PowerShell Script:Bing Wallpaper | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Bing Wallpaper | Custom Detection Script

Bing Wallpaper Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2126594
  2. Download the BingWallpaper.exe 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 to extract the MSI:
    • BingWallpaper.exe /Q /C /T:"C:\Downloads\BingWallpaper\"
  6. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\BingWallpaper\” folder
  7. Enter the following command:
MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn

After a few moments you will find Bing Wallpaper entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Bing Wallpaper
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x BWCInstaller.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa BWCInstaller.msi /qn
Download Link:Bing Wallpaper Download
PowerShell Script:Bing Wallpaper | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Bing Wallpaper | Custom Detection Script

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


Additional Configurations

Create a Bing Wallpaper Installation Log File

The Bing Wallpaper installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Bing Wallpaper Silent Install with Logging (EXE)

BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn /L*v ""%WINDIR%\Temp\BingWallpaper-Install.log"""

Bing Wallpaper Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\BingWallpaper-Install.log"

Suppress Bing Wallpaper from Launching Automatically After Install

Bing Wallpaper (EXE)

BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi LAUNCHSTARTAPP=0 /qn"

Bing Wallpaper (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i BWCInstaller.msi LAUNCHSTARTAPP=0 /qn

How to Uninstall Bing Wallpaper Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Bing Wallpaper Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Bing Wallpaper Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter one of the following sets of commands:

Bing Wallpaper Silent Uninstall (EXE)

TASKKILL /F /IM BingWallpaperApp.exe
BingWallpaper.exe /C:"MsiExec.exe /x BWCInstaller.msi UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE=1 REMOVE=ALL /qn"

Bing Wallpaper Silent Uninstall (MSI)

TASKKILL /F /IM BingWallpaperApp.exe
MsiExec.exe /x BWCInstaller.msi UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE=1 REMOVE=ALL /qn

VersionBing Wallpaper Silent Uninstall String
2.0.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {214D4068-8977-44CF-9F7A-830A5B7A55BA} /qn
1.0.9.9MsiExec.exe /x {99B0DEA2-5306-4BCB-B918-5E945747F7F9} /qn
1.0.9.8MsiExec.exe /x {980089C2-9D7D-4438-8DAF-C695E82DF18D} /qn

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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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