DisplayLink Graphics Silent Install (How-To Guide)


DisplayLink Graphics technology makes it simple to connect any display to any computer that supports USB or Wi-Fi and provides universal solutions for a range of corporate, home and embedded applications where easy connectivity of displays enhances productivity. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of DisplayLink Graphics from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

  1. Navigate to: https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/windows
  2. Click Download
  3. Accept the Software License Agreement
  4. Download the “DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows xyz.exe” to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command:
    • “DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows xyz.exe” -silent -noreboot
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find DisplayLink Graphics entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DisplayLink Graphics
Vendor:DisplayLink Corp.
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.exe" -silent -noreboot
Silent Uninstall Switch:"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.exe" -silent -uninstall
Download Link:https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/windows
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/displaylink-graphics-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

  1. Navigate to: https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/corporate
  2. Click Download MSI
  3. Accept the Software License Agreement
  4. Download the “DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows xyz-MSI.zip” to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the zip file using 7-Zip to “C:\Downloads\DisplayLink”
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\DisplayLink\Win32” folder
  8. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find DisplayLink Graphics entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DisplayLink Graphics
Vendor:DisplayLink Corp.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/corporate
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/displaylink-graphics-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

  1. Navigate to: https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/corporate
  2. Click Download MSI
  3. Accept the Software License Agreement
  4. Download the “DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows xyz-MSI.zip” to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Extract the zip file using 7-Zip to “C:\Downloads\DisplayLink”
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the “C:\Downloads\DisplayLink\Win64” folder
  8. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find DisplayLink Graphics entries in the Installation Directory and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:DisplayLink Graphics
Vendor:DisplayLink Corp.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.synaptics.com/products/displaylink-graphics/downloads/corporate
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/displaylink-graphics-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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.

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Additional Configurations

The DisplayLink Graphics MSI 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.

DisplayLink Graphics Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

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

Suppress the “Software is Up to Date” Message During Install

Prevents the “Software is Up to Date” message when running the setup.exe and the DisplayLink software is already installed.

"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.exe" -silent -noreboot -suppressUpToDateInfo

"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.exe" -silent -noreboot -ignoreCompatibility

"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.exe" -silent -noreboot -stageDrivers

Check out the DisplayLink Graphics 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:

DisplayLink Graphics Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows xyz.exe" -silent -uninstall

DisplayLink Graphics Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x DisplayLink_WinXXX.msi /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.

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