Kodi Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Kodi is a free and open-source media player software application developed by the XBMC Foundation. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Kodi from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Kodi Silently

Kodi 32-bit

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Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Kodi 32-bit Installer for Windows 32-bit Systems
  2. Download the 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: kodi-xx.x-x86.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Kodi 32-bit
Vendor:XBMC Foundation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:kodi-xx.x-x86.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Kodi\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win32/

Kodi 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Kodi 64-bit Installer for Windows 64-bit Systems
  2. Download the 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: kodi-xx.x-x64.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Kodi 64-bit
Vendor:XBMC Foundation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:kodi-xx.x-x64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Kodi\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/windows/win64/

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

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Kodi 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

kodi-xx.-x-x86.exe /S /D=C:\Kodi

Kodi 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

kodi-xx.-x-x64.exe /S /D=C:\Kodi

How to Uninstall Kodi Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Kodi Silent Uninstall (32-bit Systems)

"%ProgramFiles%\Kodi\Uninstall.exe" /S

Kodi Silent Uninstall (64-bit Systems)

"%ProgramFiles%\Kodi\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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