Opera Developer 74 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Opera is a freeware web browser developed by Opera Software. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Opera Developer 74 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install the Opera Developer Silently

Opera Developer 74 (32-bit) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/
  2. Select the 74.0.x.x version of your choice
  3. Download the Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup.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:
    • Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup.exe /silent /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Opera Developer 74 (32-bit)
Vendor:Opera Software
Version:74.0.x.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup.exe /silent /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit OS):"%ProgramFiles%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit OS):"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent
Download Link:https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/

Opera Developer 74 (64-bit) Silent Install

  1. Navigate to: https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/
  2. Select the 74.0.x.x version of your choice
  3. Download the Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup_x64.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:
    • Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup_x64.exe /silent /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Opera Developer 74 (64-bit)
Vendor:Opera Software
Version:74.0.x.x
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup_x64.exe /silent /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent
Download Link:https://get.geo.opera.com/pub/opera-developer/

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

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Opera Developer 74 (32-bit)

Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup.exe /silent /installfolder="C:\Opera Developer" /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0

Opera Developer 74 (64-bit)

Opera_Developer_74.0.x.x_Setup_x64.exe /silent /installfolder="C:\Opera Developer" /allusers=1 /launchopera=0 /setdefaultbrowser=0

Available Command Line Parameters

/silentRun the installer fully unattended. No dialog will be displayed in this mode. If it isn’t running with sufficient privileges, the installer will fail instead of prompting the user.
/runimmediatelyRun the installer mostly unattended. The installation will start immediately and the progress dialog will be displayed. The installer will prompt the user for elevation if needed.
/language=LANGUAGEInstall Opera in the specified language.This language will also be used during installation. Default value: The Operating system UI language.
/installfolder=FOLDERInstall Opera in the specified folder.
/allusers=[0|1]If true, install Opera for all users on the system.
/copyonly=[0|1]If true, the installer will only copy the files to the installation folder and will otherwise not perform any modification on the system. Default value: False.
/singleprofile=[0|1]If true, the installer will set up Opera to use a singleprofile located in the installation folder. Default value: False.
/setdefaultbrowser=[0|1]If true, make Opera the default browser for this user or computer. Default value: True for Opera Stable.
/desktopshortcut=[0|1]If true, create a shortcut for Opera on the desktop. Default value: True.
/startmenushortcut=[0|1]If true, create a shortcut for Opera on the Start Menu. Default value: True.
/pintotaskbar=[0|1]If true, pin Opera to the taskbar. Default value: True.
/pin-additional-shortcuts=[0|1]If true and utm_medium=PB, pins additional shortcuts to the taskbar. Default value: True.
/import-browser-data=[0|1]If true, Opera is set up to import user data from the previously default browser when creating new user profiles. Default value: True.
/enable-stats=[0|1]If true, Opera will by default gather and report statistics. Default value: True.
/enable-installer-stats=[0|1]If true, installer will by default gather and report statistics. Default value: True.
/launchbrowser=[0|1]If true, Opera is launched once the installation is completed. Default value: True.

Languages available for the language option:

be, bg, bn, ca, cs, da, de, el, en-GB, en, es-419, es, fi, fil, fr-CA, fr, hi, hr, hu, id, it, ja, ko, lt, lv, ms, nb, nl, pl, pt-BR, pt-PT, ro, ru, sk, sr, sv, sw, ta, te, th, tr, uk, vi, zh-CN, zh-TW


How to Uninstall Opera Developer 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:

Opera Developer 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent

Opera Developer 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent

Opera Developer 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Opera developer\Launcher.exe" /uninstall /silent

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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