MuseScore Silent Install (How-To Guide)


MuseScore is a free and easy to use music notation software that allows you to create, play back, and print beautiful sheet music. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of MuseScore from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install MuseScore Silently

MuseScore 32-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://musescore.org/en/download
  2. Select Windows 32-bit Package
  3. Download the MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi 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: MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:MuseScore (32-bit)
Vendor:Werner Schweer and Others
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Download Link:https://musescore.org/en/download

MuseScore 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://musescore.org/en/download
  2. Select Download for Windows (64-bit)
  3. Download the MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi 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: MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:MuseScore (64-bit)
Vendor:Werner Schweer and Others
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Download Link:https://musescore.org/en/download

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 MuseScore 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.

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MuseScore 32-bit Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\MuseScore-Install.log"

MuseScore 64-bit Silent Install with Logging (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i MuseScore-x.y.z-x86_64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\MuseScore-Install.log"

Configure the Following Settings in MuseScore

  • Disable Check for Updates
  • Disable First Start Wizard
  • Disable Telemetry
  • Do Not Show Start Center
  • Do Not Show Tours
  • Open Notepad or your favorite text editor
  • Add the following lines:
[application]
telemetry\allowed=false
startup\firstStart=false
keyboardLayout=US-QWERTY
startup\telemetry_access_requested=3.4.1

[ui]
application\language=system
application\startup\showTours=false
application\startup\checkUpdate=false
application\startup\showStartCenter=false
  • Save the file and name it: MuseScore3.ini
  • Follow the “How to Install MuseScore Silently” steps mentioned earlier in the article
  • Create the following directory (if not present)
    • “%AppData%\MuseScore\”
  • Copy the MuseScore3.ini file to the “%AppData%\MuseScore\” directory

How to Uninstall MuseScore 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:
VersionMuseScore Silent Uninstall String
3.6.1.515740707 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {D1385430-10D8-4DDD-BEB8-B3A80A6FCA1A} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.1.515740707 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1F487F7F-6AD3-42DC-8ED5-A81D5C48C032} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.515579903 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {135A3426-073F-483D-804C-A2262586FAF7} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.515579903 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F7AFC46C-C415-4EDB-8729-36836B1D136B} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.514636220 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {94C80C6E-F99C-4CD8-A125-0222D215C9B7} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.514636220 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {D5E61EA9-D285-4F6E-8019-DED115D129B8} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487915773 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7ECDEBE0-D6CB-4F71-880D-BB1FCDF2CE03} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487915773 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {4BB50B70-0C9A-4839-AA12-842FC393B396} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487822669 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {38005BD8-7E8B-4546-A6D2-DFB2E2AC0532} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487822669 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {D4F0751A-D32B-4AE5-9918-179FF50355AA} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487757621 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {263B11AB-6CFA-4378-BC9B-83F6AF8FC73F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.487757621 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3D6F5065-4D4A-4D33-92F4-EE624CBA2078} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.485471459 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1DB7D049-D62B-4CF4-BCAA-45D7DAF42C4C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.485471459 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {6BFDEC62-F69F-4926-8FE3-72B624314128} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.483779455 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {BDCC6390-28B2-49C0-BC90-6756A6EF4708} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.483779455 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {20222AB0-1045-43BD-A84A-2B31FB5AC2B5} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.483278979 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {92F0FA02-972D-4C80-9769-E4839B6618AE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.483278979 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7565F3CF-2CDF-43E9-BB7C-1C96E1974A43} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.482804239 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {4901DAF1-668D-4A97-B964-33D2BCF53576} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.482804239 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C7C42833-2A07-49D3-BE5D-10A26C3211D1} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.479952683 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {3264BEBF-6B37-4585-9FA1-354517C9D79B} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.6.0.479952683 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0F805DF3-DB95-4663-81F8-B47016B2305F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.2.311459983 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0595F182-4FEF-48B9-B32A-7FB2B58B4D40} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.1.297079288 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {01FF7107-3244-43C2-8535-C4AEF425FCD5} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.0.13215 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {56B34E45-B267-4F94-917F-46D5DAC3FF25} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.5.0.13215 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {5BE99454-44C7-4536-B795-DE135753F3D2} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.2.9799 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {96B407BC-DB22-4B8A-9253-6C798DF66FE6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.2.9799 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {62DA5E90-6490-4DD6-B081-A6A43C360592} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.1.9667 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {054EDFE4-8E48-41BA-9FC3-DDE733526E89} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.1.9667 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {0AAA2485-9283-4C11-9D28-68635F0C3739} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.0.9644 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C35C3413-AE2B-49B4-9494-6D1A945F81EE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.4.0.9644 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {CD244257-A868-48FF-A20E-CEB814FE91A7} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.4.9067 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {87F0B8C6-9FB3-43CF-985A-6F134784A8BE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.4.9067 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {9CA7D5A0-CA10-45DC-973B-6CBE3B986011} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.3.8993 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1C6DC65A-01BB-4D30-8C1C-F6B98E1AE46C} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.3.8993 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C14B3206-422B-4294-A8AE-665BE43BBE36} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.2.8853 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B99CFD5B-CCE0-4F59-A660-9B2BB7DEDFE4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.2.8853 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {8D91F7DE-D2A3-4760-AB76-08E2A472CB8E} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.1.8838 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {72FD9810-9655-4A67-BA3F-1D45C37A9DB6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.1.8838 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F355FF5F-FF59-495F-9273-8D9EDCD409C1} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.0.8739 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A62161FF-7D8C-4936-9459-BE1473B69A74} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.3.0.8739 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B2F6A9B1-1CF1-4D93-8F10-2714CFE67967} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.3.7657 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7E4E1CC8-1182-47B4-9D2B-64E4A3061C71} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.3.7657 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {51FD5AD0-8F5B-4094-962F-E5E7F916769D} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.2.7539 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {C678C25A-67DE-4ED3-B41E-F590BD96A8B5} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.2.7539 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B7AFBD1E-A9DA-4EC0-98AB-EC9078F20C40} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.1.7501 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {A3C9911A-44D3-42F0-978C-7CE302C4794B} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.1.7501 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {7A6A6363-3B19-4597-B77C-9178059B78F4} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.0.7414 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {E8DC6CCF-BE3F-40E1-B45F-15259489167D} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.2.0.7414 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {B9583E3B-BBD8-4947-8D4B-FC36FFCB48C0} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.0.7079 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {03541932-1785-4D4B-ABC4-0D073C074141} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.1.0.7079 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {CB5FA9D3-58BA-4DF1-B495-D83B3AA36218} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.5.6013 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {FA5FE1AE-801A-41C5-B19A-9DCF0CC0E7DE} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.5.6013 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {29094DE0-1C7D-43A6-846D-D3ED500A0C5F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.4.5765 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {F0CBACA6-4206-49C3-AE0E-C59B133B52D6} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.4.5765 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {1B9D0031-BBF7-4DFA-A41E-40A77DD26BAF} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.3.5735 (32-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {2E07FACF-E66C-4F59-9A1A-779AA9CF487F} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.3.5735 (64-bit)MsiExec.exe /x {978A355E-05F6-475F-BE77-7C61D38BEA39} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.2.5368MsiExec.exe /x {B93FFDA0-DC46-4777-AF43-3E47AAC5631D} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.1.5090MsiExec.exe /x {3F26445A-9DCE-4248-8167-E668D08DE4B1} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /qn
3.0.0.4787MsiExec.exe /x {55714531-8D4B-48E5-89D4-9E447E7ECFE3} REBOOT=ReallySuppress /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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