CrystalDiskInfo Silent Install (How-To Guide)


CrystalDiskInfo is an MIT-licensed S.M.A.R.T. utility for reading and monitoring disk drive status. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CrystalDiskInfo from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CrystalDiskInfo Silently

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the CrystalDiskInfo 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:
    • CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:CrystalDiskInfo
Vendor:Crystal Dew World
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\CrystalDiskInfo\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://osdn.net/projects/crystaldiskinfo/releases/

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 CrystalDiskInfo 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.

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\CrystalDiskInfo-Install.log"

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 CrystalDiskInfo to “C:\CrystalDiskInfo”

CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /DIR="C:\CrystalDiskInfo" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The CrystalDiskInfo installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut (32-bit Systems)

CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut (64-bit Systems)

CrystalDiskInfo_x_x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon64

How to Uninstall CrystalDiskInfo Silently

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

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Uninstall (EXE)

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

CrystalDiskInfo Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

"%ProgramFiles%\CrystalDiskInfo\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\CrystalDiskInfo-Uninstall.log"

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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