ExamDiff Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ExamDiff is a software utility for visual file and directory comparison. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ExamDiff from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ExamDiff Silently

ExamDiff Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp#download
  2. Download the edxxx_setup.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: edxxx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ExamDiff
Vendor:PrestoSoft LLC
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:edxxx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\ExamDiff\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ExamDiff\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp#download

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 ExamDiff 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.

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ExamDiff Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

edxxx_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\ExamDiff-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 ExamDiff to “C:\ExamDiff”

edxxx_setup.exe /DIR="C:\ExamDiff" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The ExamDiff 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.

ExamDiff Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

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

How to Uninstall ExamDiff 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:

ExamDiff Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

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

ExamDiff Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ExamDiff\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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