NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Silent Install (How-To Guide)

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free and open source screen reader for Microsoft Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of NVDA from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install NVDA Silently

NVDA Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.nvaccess.org/download/
  2. Scroll down and click the Download button
  3. Download & Copy the nvda_20xx.x.exe 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: nvda_20xx.x.exe --minimal --install-silent
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
Vendor:NV Access
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:nvda_20xx.x.exe --minimal --install-silent
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\NVDA\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NVDA\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.nvaccess.org/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/nvda-nonvisual-desktop-access-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

Enable NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) on Windows Startup

nvda_20xx.x.exe --minimal --install-silent --enable-start-on-logon=True

How to Uninstall NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Silently

Check out the NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) 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:

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\NVDA\uninstall.exe" /S

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NVDA\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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