K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Install (How-To Guide)


The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of audio and video codecs for Microsoft Windows DirectShow that enables an operating system and its software to play various audio and video formats generally not supported by the operating system itself. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of K-Lite Codec Pack from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install K-Lite Codec Pack Silently

K-Lite Codec Pack

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Basic Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Select the K-Lite Codec Pack Basic Installer
  2. Download the EXE file 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:
    • K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the K-Lite Codec Pack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:K-Lite Codec Pack Basic
Vendor:KLCP
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/k-lite-codec-pack-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

K-Lite Codec Pack Standard Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Select the K-Lite Codec Pack Standard Installer
  2. Download the EXE file 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:
    • K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the K-Lite Codec Pack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:K-Lite Codec Pack Standard
Vendor:KLCP
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/k-lite-codec-pack-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

K-Lite Codec Pack Full Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Select the K-Lite Codec Pack Full Installer
  2. Download the EXE file 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:
    • K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the K-Lite Codec Pack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:K-Lite Codec Pack Full
Vendor:KLCP
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/k-lite-codec-pack-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Select the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Installer
  2. Download the EXE file 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:
    • K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the K-Lite Codec Pack shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
Vendor:KLCP
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://codecguide.com/download_kl.htm
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/k-lite-codec-pack-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 K-Lite Codec Pack installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

K-Lite Codec Pack Basic Silent Install with Logging

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\KLCP_Basic-Install.log"

K-Lite Codec Pack Standard Silent Install with Logging

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\KLCP_Std-Install.log"

K-Lite Codec Pack Full Silent Install with Logging

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\KLCP_Full-Install.log"

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Silent Install with Logging

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\KLCP_Mega-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /DIR="C:\K-Lite Codec Pack" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /DIR="C:\K-Lite Codec Pack" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /DIR="C:\K-Lite Codec Pack" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /DIR="C:\K-Lite Codec Pack" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Add the Codec Tweak Tool Desktop Shortcut During Install

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=ctt_desktop
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=ctt_desktop
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=ctt_desktop
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=ctt_desktop

Add the Media Player Classic Desktop Shortcut During Install

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=mpc_desktop
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=mpc_desktop
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=mpc_desktop

Disable K-Lite Codec Pack Auto Update Check

By default, K-Lite Codec Pack will check for updates automatically. You can disable the check for updates by using the following command line parameters.

K-Lite Codec Pack Basic Silent Install with No Auto Updates

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!update,!update\d7,!update\d14,!update\d30,!update\d90,!update\minor

K-Lite Codec Pack Standard Silent Install with No Auto Updates

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!update,!update\d7,!update\d14,!update\d30,!update\d90,!update\minor

K-Lite Codec Pack Full Silent Install with No Auto Updates

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!update,!update\d7,!update\d14,!update\d30,!update\d90,!update\minor

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Silent Install with No Auto Updates

K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!update,!update\d7,!update\d14,!update\d30,!update\d90,!update\minor

Create a Custom K-Lite Codec Pack Unattended Install

K-Lite Codec Pack Basic Custom Unattended Install

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /UNATTENDED
  • The Unattended Wizard will popup after a few moments. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install
  • Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer:
    • klcp_basic_unattended.ini and klcp_basic_unattended.bat
  • Run the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\klcp_basic_unattended.ini

K-Lite Codec Pack Standard Custom Unattended Install

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /UNATTENDED
  • The Unattended Wizard will popup after a few moments. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install
  • Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer:
    • klcp_standard_unattended.ini and klcp_standard_unattended.bat
  • Run the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Standard.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\klcp_standard_unattended.ini

K-Lite Codec Pack Full Custom Unattended Install

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /UNATTENDED
  • The Unattended Wizard will popup after a few moments. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install
  • Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer:
    • klcp_full_unattended.ini and klcp_full_unattended.bat
  • Run the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Full.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\klcp_full_unattended.ini

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack Custom Unattended Install

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  • Enter the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /UNATTENDED
  • The Unattended Wizard will popup after a few moments. Walk through the wizard and select the components and settings that you want to use in your unattended install
  • Two files will be created in the same directory as the installer:
    • klcp_mega_unattended.ini and klcp_mega_unattended.bat
  • Run the following command:
K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Mega.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOADINF=.\klcp_mega_unattended.ini

How to Uninstall K-Lite Codec Pack Silently

Check out the K-Lite Codec Pack 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:

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

K-Lite Codec Pack Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\K-Lite Codec Pack\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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