PowerArchiver 2021 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PowerArchiver is a proprietary file archiver developed by ConeXware Inc. It supports creating and reading ZIP, 7z, and Tar archive formats, as well as various disk image formats. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PowerArchiver 2021 from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PowerArchiver 2021 Silently

PowerArchiver 2021 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PowerArchiver 2021 EXE Installer
  2. Download the 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: powarc200060.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PowerArchiver 2021
Vendor:ConeXware, Inc.
Version:20.00.60
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:powarc200060.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.powerarchiver.com/download-powerarchiver/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link 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 PowerArchiver 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.

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powarc200060.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PowerArchiver2021-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

powarc200060.exe /DIR="C:\PowerArchiver" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Disable PowerArchiver Auto Updates

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following commands once for each user:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\PowerArchiverInt\AutoUpdate" /v Checkforupdates /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\PowerArchiverInt\AutoUpdate" /v CheckSilently /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\PowerArchiverInt\AutoUpdate" /v RunSilently /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

Disable Sending Anonymous Usage Statistics

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command once for each user:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\PowerArchiverInt\General" /v sendstats /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

How to Uninstall PowerArchiver Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

PowerArchiver 2021 Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\PowerArchiver\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.

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