PDF24 Creator Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PDF24 Creator is used for the creation of PDF files from any application and for converting files to PDF. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PDF24 Creator from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install PDF24 Creator Silently

PDF24 Creator Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PDF24 Creator EXE Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PDF24 Creator Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PDF24 Creator
Vendor:PDF24.org
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://creator.pdf24.org/listVersions.php

PDF24 Creator Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Download the PDF24 Creator MSI Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PDF24 Creator Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PDF24 Creator
Vendor:www.pdf24.org
Version:9.2.1
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-9.2.1.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {A7834B81-6237-479A-8EF3-683FAD67DDE7} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {A7834B81-6237-479A-8EF3-683FAD67DDE7} /qn
Download Link:https://creator.pdf24.org/listVersions.php

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 PDF24 Creator installers offer 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.

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Install with Logging

pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PDF24-Install.log"

PDF24 Creator (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\PDF24-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

You can change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing PDF24 Creator to “C:\PDF24”

PDF24 Creator (EXE)

pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /DIR=C:\PDF24 /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

PDF24 Creator (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi INSTALLDIR=C:\PDF24 /qn

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During PDF24 Creator Install

The PDF24 Creator installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches using the MSI installer to exclude it.

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi DESKTOPICONS=No /qn

Exclude Fax Printer During PDF24 Creator Install

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Install Excluding Fax Printer

pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /COMPONENTS=ghostscript,qpdf,ocr,ocr\tesseract,pdfprinter

PDF24 Creator (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Fax Printer

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi FAXPRINTER=No /qn

Disable PDF24 Reader Registration

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Install with Reader Registration Disabled

pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!registerreader,!registerreader\setdefaultreader

PDF24 Creator (MSI) Silent Install with Reader Registration Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi REGISTERREADER=No /qn

Disable PDF24 Creator Auto Update

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Install Auto Update Disabled

pdf24-creator-x.x.x.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /NOUPDATE

PDF24 Creator (MSI) Silent Install Auto Update Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i pdf24-creator-x.x.x.msi AUTOUPDATE=No /qn

How to Uninstall PDF24 Creator 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:

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

PDF24 Creator (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PDF24\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

PDF24 Creator 9.2.1 (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {A7834B81-6237-479A-8EF3-683FAD67DDE7} /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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