PicoTorrent Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PicoTorrent is a BitTorrent client for Windows with high performance and low memory usage. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PicoTorrent from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PicoTorrent Silently

PicoTorrent 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PicoTorrent 32-bit 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:
    • PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PicoTorrent entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PicoTorrent 32-bit
Vendor:PicoTorrent Contributors
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://picotorrent.org/download

PicoTorrent 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PicoTorrent 64-bit 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:
    • PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the PicoTorrent entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PicoTorrent 64-bit
Vendor:PicoTorrent Contributors
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://picotorrent.org/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 PicoTorrent 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.

PicoTorrent 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PicoTorrentx86-Install.log"

PicoTorrent 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\PicoTorrentx64-Install.log"

How to Uninstall PicoTorrent 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:

PicoTorrent 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x86.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

PicoTorrent 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE)

PicoTorrent-x.x.x-x64.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

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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