FreeFem++ Silent Install (How-To Guide)

FreeFem++ is a programming language and a software focused on solving partial differential equations using the finite element method. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of FreeFem++ from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install FreeFem++ Silently

FreeFem++ Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the FreeFem++ Windows Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • "FreeFEM-x.x-win64.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:FreeFem++
Vendor:Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"FreeFEM-x.x-win64.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FreeFem++\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
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The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link 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 FreeFem++ installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

FreeFem++ Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

"FreeFEM-x.x-win64.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\FreeFem-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 FreeFem++ to “C:\FreeFem++”

"FreeFEM-x.x-win64.exe" /DIR="C:\FreeFem++" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

How to Uninstall FreeFem++ Silently

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

FreeFem++ Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\FreeFem++\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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