PASCO Capstone Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PASCO Capstone is a feature-rich data acquisition, visualization, and analysis program designed for advanced science education. In addition, Capstone contains the tools needed for the creation and execution of structured scientific inquiries, by allowing simple drag-and-drop integration of rich text, graphics, video, and data displays on multiple page displays called workbooks. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PASCO Capstone from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install PASCO Capstone Silently

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pasco.com/downloads/capstone
  2. Select the Windows Installer
  3. Download the PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.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: PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /v/qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PASCO Capstone
Vendor:PASCO Scientific
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /x /v/qn
Download Link:https://www.pasco.com/downloads/capstone
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pasco-capstone-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pasco.com/downloads/capstone
  2. Select the Windows Installer
  3. Download the PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.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 to extract the MSI:
    • PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads\PASCOCapstone" /v"/qn"
  7. Press Enter
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads\PASCOCapstone folder
  9. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
  10. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PASCO Capstone
Vendor:PASCO Scientific
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.pasco.com/downloads/capstone
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pasco-capstone-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

Create a PASCO Capstone Installation Log File

The PASCO Capstone installers offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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PASCO Capstone Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /v"/qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\PASCOCapstone-Install.log"

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn /L*v %WINDIR%\Temp\PASCOCapstone-Install.log"

Disable Prompts for PASCO Capstone Software Updates

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (EXE) with Software Updates Disabled

PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /v"DISABLE_SOFTWARE_UPDATES=1 /qn"

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (MSI) with Software Updates Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi DISABLE_SOFTWARE_UPDATES=1 /qn

Activate PASCO Capstone License Key

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (EXE) with License Key Activation

PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /v"LICENCEKEY=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /qn"

PASCO Capstone Silent Install (MSI) with License Key Activation

MsiExec.exe /i PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi LICENCEKEY=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX /qn

How to Uninstall PASCO Capstone Silently

Check out the PASCO Capstone 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:

PASCO Capstone Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /x /v/qn
"%ProgramFiles%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\BLEDUsbDriver uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\PascoUSBDriver uninstall.exe" /S

PASCO Capstone Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

PASCOCapstone_Win-w.x.y.z.exe /S /x /v/qn
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\BLEDUsbDriver uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\PascoUSBDriver uninstall.exe" /S

PASCO Capstone Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 32-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
"%ProgramFiles%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\BLEDUsbDriver uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\PascoUSBDriver uninstall.exe" /S

PASCO Capstone Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 64-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x PASCO_Capstone-w.x.y.z.msi /qn
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\BLEDUsbDriver uninstall.exe" /S
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PASCO scientific\Common Files\PascoUSBDriver 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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