Garmin BaseCamp Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Garmin BaseCamp is a map viewing / GIS software package primarily intended for use with Garmin GPS navigation devices. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Garmin BaseCamp from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Garmin BaseCamp Silently

Garmin BaseCamp Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435
  2. Download & Copy the BaseCamp_XXX.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: BaseCamp_XXX.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Garmin BaseCamp
Vendor:Garmin Ltd
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:BaseCamp_XXX.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:BaseCamp_XXX.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435

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 Garmin BaseCamp Installation Log File

The Garmin BaseCamp 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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Garmin BaseCamp Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

BaseCamp_XXX.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\GarminBaseCamp-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Garmin BaseCamp 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:

Garmin BaseCamp Silent Uninstall (EXE)

BaseCamp_XXX.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Garmin BaseCamp Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

BaseCamp_XXX.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\GarminBaseCamp-Uninstall.log"

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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