Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Embarcadero Dev-C++ is a full-featured C and C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Embarcadero Dev-C++ from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silently

Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/Embarcadero/Dev-Cpp/releases
  2. Download the Embarcadero_Dev-Cpp_x.y_TDM-GCC_9.2_Setup.zip to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the Embarcadero_Dev-Cpp_x.y_TDM-GCC_9.2_Setup.exe from the zip file using 7-Zip to (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: Embarcadero_Dev-Cpp_x.y_TDM-GCC_9.2_Setup.exe /S
  7. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the Embarcadero Dev-C++ Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Embarcadero Dev-C++
Vendor:Embarcadero Technologies Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Embarcadero_Dev-Cpp_x.y_TDM-GCC_9.2_Setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 1)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 2)RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp"
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 3)REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero Dev-Cpp" /f
Download Link:https://github.com/Embarcadero/Dev-Cpp/releases

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Change Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Embarcadero Dev-C++ to “C:\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp”

Embarcadero_Dev-Cpp_x.y_TDM-GCC_9.2_Setup.exe /S /D=C:\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp

How to Uninstall Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silently

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

Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S
RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp"
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero Dev-Cpp" /f

Embarcadero Dev-C++ Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp\uninstall.exe" /S
RMDIR /Q /S "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Embarcadero\Dev-Cpp"
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Embarcadero Dev-Cpp" /f

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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