PopChar Silent Install (How-To Guide)

PopChar is a clever utility that lets you insert special characters, accented letters, umlauts, etc. simply by using the installed fonts into your system. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PopChar from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PopChar Silently

PopChar Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://ergonis.com/popchar/download
  2. Download the “PopChar Win_x.y.exe” 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: “PopChar Win_x.y.exe” /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find PopChar entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PopChar
Vendor:Ergonis Software
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"PopChar Win_x.y.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Ergonis\PopChar\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:PopChar Download
PowerShell Script:PopChar | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:PopChar | Custom Detection Script

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 PopChar Installation Log File

The PopChar installer offers 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.

PopChar Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

"PopChar Win_x.y.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PopChar-Install.log"

Change the PopChar Default Installation Directory

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

"PopChar Win_x.y.exe" /DIR="C:\PopChar" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include the PopChar Desktop Shortcut During Install

The PopChar installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

PopChar Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

"PopChar Win_x.y.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

Do Not Start PopChar at Login

"PopChar Win_x.y.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!startupicon

How to Uninstall PopChar Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

PopChar Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
PopChar Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

PopChar Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Ergonis\PopChar\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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