Google Chrome (EXE) Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Google Chrome is a popular web browser developed by Google. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Chrome from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Google Chrome (EXE) Silently

Google Chrome Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/
  2. Download the ChromeSetup.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: ChromeSetup.exe /silent /install
  6. Press Enter
Notepad++ Silent Install (How-To Gu...
Notepad++ Silent Install (How-To Guide)

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

Software Title:Google Chrome
Vendor:Google LLC
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:ChromeSetup.exe /silent /install
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\w.x.y.z\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --system-level --multi-install --force-uninstall
Download Link:https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/chrome/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/google-chrome-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.


How to Uninstall Google Chrome (EXE) Silently

Check out the Google Chrome 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:

Google Chrome Silent Uninstall (EXE) – Program Files

"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Chrome\Application\w.x.y.z\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --system-level --multi-install --force-uninstall

Google Chrome Silent Uninstall (EXE) – User Profile

"%LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\Application\w.x.y.z\Installer\setup.exe" --uninstall --system-level --multi-install --force-uninstall

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.

Recent Posts