PrimoPDF Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PrimoPDF is a freeware program that works as a virtual printer to create PDF files from Microsoft Windows documents. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PrimoPDF from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PrimoPDF Silently

PrimoPDF Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.primopdf.com/
  2. Download & Copy the InternationalPrimoPDF.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: InternationalPrimoPDF.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PrimoPDF
Vendor:Nitro PDF Software
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:InternationalPrimoPDF.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF\uninstaller.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF\uninstaller.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.primopdf.com/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/primopdf-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

Change the PrimoPDF Default Installation Directory

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

InternationalPrimoPDF.exe /S /D=C:\PrimoPDF

How to Uninstall PrimoPDF Silently

Check out the PrimoPDF 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:

PrimoPDF Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF\uninstaller.exe" /S

PrimoPDF Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Nitro PDF\PrimoPDF\uninstaller.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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