Gpg4win Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is encryption software for files and emails. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Gpg4win from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Gpg4win Silently

Gpg4win Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Select the version of your choice
  3. Download the gpg4win-x.y.z.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: gpg4win-x.y.z.exe /S
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Gpg4win Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Gpg4win
Vendor:The Gpg4win Project
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:gpg4win-x.y.z.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Gpg4win\gpg4win-uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Gpg4win\gpg4win-uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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

Change the Gpg4win Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing Gpg4win to “C:\Gpg4win”

gpg4win-x.y.z.exe /S /D=C:\Gpg4win

How to Uninstall Gpg4win Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Gpg4win Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Gpg4win 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:

Gpg4win Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Gpg4win\gpg4win-uninstall.exe" /S

Gpg4win Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Gpg4win\gpg4win-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.

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