Hardcopy Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Hardcopy is a free program for taking screenshots. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Hardcopy from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Hardcopy Silently

Hardcopy Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.hardcopy.de/hc.exe
  2. Download the hc.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: hc.exe /InstallSilent /InstallCommonGroup
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Hardcopy shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Hardcopy
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:hc.exe /InstallSilent /InstallCommonGroup
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)SwSetupu "%ProgramFiles%\Hardcopy\hardcopy.del" /Silent
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)SwSetupu "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Hardcopy\hardcopy.del" /Silent
Download Link:http://www.hardcopy.de/hc.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/hardcopy-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.

Additional Configurations

Change Default Installation Directory

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

hc.exe /InstallSilent /InstallCommonGroup /InstallDir=C:\Hardcopy

How to Uninstall Hardcopy Silently

Check out the Hardcopy 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:

Hardcopy Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

SwSetupu "%ProgramFiles%\Hardcopy\hardcopy.del" /Silent

Hardcopy Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

SwSetupu "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Hardcopy\hardcopy.del" /Silent

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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