Garmin Express Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Garmin Express is a free desktop application that is useful in updating and managing your Garmin devices. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Garmin Express from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Garmin Express Silently

Garmin Express Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.garmin.com/omt/express/GarminExpress.exe
  2. Download & Copy the GarminExpress.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: GarminExpress.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Garmin Express
Vendor:Garmin Ltd
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:GarminExpress.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:GarminExpress.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://download.garmin.com/omt/express/GarminExpress.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/garmin-express-install-and-uninstall-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 an Installation Log File

The Garmin Express 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.

Garmin Express Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

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

How to Uninstall Garmin Express Silently

Check out the Garmin Express Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  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 Express Silent Uninstall (EXE)

GarminExpress.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Garmin Express Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

GarminExpress.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\GarminExpress-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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