Bitcoin Core Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Bitcoin Core is a full Bitcoin client and offers high levels of security, privacy, and stability. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Bitcoin Core from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Bitcoin Core Silently

Bitcoin Core Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://bitcoin.org/en/download
  2. Download the bitcoin-x.y.z-win64-setup.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: bitcoin-x.y.z-win64-setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Bitcoin Core Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Bitcoin Core
Vendor:Bitcoin Core Project
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:bitcoin-x.y.z-win64-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Bitcoin\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://bitcoin.org/en/download
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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

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 Bitcoin Core to “C:\Bitcoin”

bitcoin-x.y.z-win64-setup.exe /S /D=C:\Bitcoin

How to Uninstall Bitcoin Core Silently

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

Bitcoin Core Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Bitcoin\uninstall.exe" /S

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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