Celestia Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Celestia is a 3D astronomy program that is based on the Hipparcos Catalogue and allows users to virtually travel through an extensive universe, modeled after reality, at any speed, in any direction, and at any time in history. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Celestia from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Celestia Silently

Celestia Silent Install (Versions 1.6.2 and Newer)

  1. Navigate to: https://celestia.space/download.html
  2. Download the celestia-x.y.z-win.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: celestia-x.y.z-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Celestia
Vendor:Celestia Development Team
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:celestia-x.y.z-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://celestia.space/download.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/celestia-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Celestia Silent Install (Versions 1.6.1 and Older)

  1. Navigate to: https://celestia.space/cc/celestia-win-161
  2. Download the celestia-win32-1.6.1.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: celestia-win32-1.6.1.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Celestia
Vendor:Celestia Development Team
Version:1.6.1
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:celestia-win32-1.6.1.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://celestia.space/cc/celestia-win-161
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/celestia-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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

Create an Installation Log File

The Celestia installer offers 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.

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Celestia Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

celestia-x.y.z-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Celestia-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Celestia installer includes a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut included during installation, then you can run the following command line switch.

Celestia Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

celestia-x.y.z-win.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

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 Celestia to “C:\Celestia”

celestia-x.y.z-win.exe /DIR="C:\Celestia" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall Celestia Silently

Check out the Celestia Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

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

Celestia Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Celestia Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Celestia\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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