Google Talk Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Google Talk was an instant messaging service (now deprecated). Google Talk allowed users to send text messages, make voice calls, and transfer files between users. It was based on the XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) open standard. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Google Talk from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Google Talk Silently

Google Talk Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the googletalk-setup.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: googletalk-setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Google Talk
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:googletalk-setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Google Talk\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Google Talk\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:Google Talk Download
PowerShell Script:Google Talk | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Google Talk | Custom Detection Script

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 Talk Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Google Talk Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Google Talk 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:

Google Talk Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Google\Google Talk\uninstall.exe" /S

Google Talk Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Google\Google Talk\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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