Formlabs PreForm Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Formlabs PreForm print preparation software helps configure 3D files for printing and uses advanced, proprietary calculations to generate supports and optimize print settings for each printed part. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Formlabs PreForm from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Formlabs PreForm Silently

Formlabs PreForm Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://formlabs.com/download-preform-windows
  2. Download & Copy the PreForm_x.y.z.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: PreForm_x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find PreForm entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PreForm
Vendor:Formlabs
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PreForm_x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:PreForm_x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:PreForm_x.y.z.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://formlabs.com/download-preform-windows
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/formlabs-preform-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-formlabs-preform-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.


Additional Configurations

Create a Formlabs PreForm Installation Log File

The Formlabs PreForm 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.

Formlabs PreForm Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

PreForm_x.y.z.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PreForm-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Formlabs PreForm Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Formlabs PreForm Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Formlabs PreForm Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Formlabs PreForm Silent Uninstall (EXE)

PreForm_x.y.z.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Formlabs PreForm Silent Uninstall (Legacy EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Formlabs\PreForm\uninstall.exe" /S

Formlabs PreForm Silent Uninstall (Legacy EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Formlabs\PreForm\uninstall.exe" /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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