CutePDF Writer Silent Install (How-To Guide)


CutePDF Writer is a proprietary Portable Document Format converter and editor for Microsoft Windows developed by Acro Software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of CutePDF Writer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install CutePDF Writer Silently

CutePDF Writer 4.0 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe
  2. Download the CuteWriter.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the gs0000w32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find CutePDF Writer entries under Printers, the Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:CutePDF Writer 4.0
Vendor:Acro Software Inc.
Version:4.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\CutePDF Writer\unInstcpw.exe" /uninstall /s
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CutePDF Writer\unInstcpw64.exe" /uninstall /s
Download Link:http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cutepdf-writer-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

CutePDF Writer 3.2 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the CuteWriter.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the gs0000w32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find CutePDF Writer entries under Printers, the Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:CutePDF Writer 3.2
Vendor:Acro Software Inc.
Version:3.2
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:Requires Scripting
Download Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20180727131109/http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe

CutePDF Writer 3.1 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the CuteWriter.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the gs0000w32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find CutePDF Writer entries under Printers, the Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:CutePDF Writer 3.1
Vendor:Acro Software Inc.
Version:3.1
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup.exe" /uninstall /s
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup64.exe" /uninstall /s
Download Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20170513064832/http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/cutepdf-writer-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

CutePDF Writer 3.0 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the CuteWriter.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://www.ghostscript.com/download/gsdnld.html
  4. Select the Windows 32-bit Installer
  5. Download the gs0000w32.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command: gs0000w32.exe /S
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command: CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /no3d
  11. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find CutePDF Writer entries under Printers, the Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:CutePDF Writer 3.0
Vendor:Acro Software Inc.
Version:3.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)gs0000w32.exe /S
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /no3d
Silent Uninstall Switch:Requires Scripting
Download Link:https://web.archive.org/web/20150719090834/http://www.cutepdf.com/download/CuteWriter.exe

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 an Installation Log File

The CutePDF Writer installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

CutePDF Writer Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

CuteWriter.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\CutePDF-Install.log"

How to Uninstall CutePDF Writer Silently

Check out the CutePDF Writer 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:

CutePDF Writer 4.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\CutePDF Writer\unInstcpw.exe" /uninstall /s

CutePDF Writer 4.0 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\CutePDF Writer\unInstcpw64.exe" /uninstall /s

CutePDF Writer 3.1 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup.exe" /uninstall /s

CutePDF Writer 3.1 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Acro Software\CutePDF Writer\Setup64.exe" /uninstall /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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