LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Silent Install (How-To Guide)


LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT is a hands-on, cross-curricular solution that engages and challenges high school students to practice their STEM and robotics skills in a ‘near real-world’ environment. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Silently

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/nxt/software
  2. Select Windows (7,8.1,10) from the dropdown list
  3. Download the EXE to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Extract the contents of the EXE to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT\ with 7-Zip
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to C:\Downloads\LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT\
  7. Enter the following command: setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
  8. Press Enter

After a few minutes you should see the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT
Vendor:LEGO System A/S
Version:v. 2.1.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /x {33DDD5C3-9706-4C7C-B6B3-F067775B9FF5} /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /x {A0831C28-A6FA-49A3-86AE-B5AE3C9EE19C} /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 3)MsiExec.exe /x {E0E4EB10-3F69-4186-8CAA-F9FDD39F06D5} /qn
Download Link:https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/retiredproducts/nxt/software

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

Create an Installation Log File

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT installer offers 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.

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Silent Install with Logging

setup.exe /q /AcceptLicenses yes /r:n /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\LEGO_MINDSTORMS_NXT-Install.log"

How to Uninstall LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Silently

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

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT – English Language Pack

MsiExec.exe /x {33DDD5C3-9706-4C7C-B6B3-F067775B9FF5} /qn

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT x64 Driver Support

MsiExec.exe /x {A0831C28-A6FA-49A3-86AE-B5AE3C9EE19C} /qn

LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software v2.1

MsiExec.exe /x {E0E4EB10-3F69-4186-8CAA-F9FDD39F06D5} /qn

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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