PSPad Editor Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PSPad Editor is a freeware text editor and source editor intended for use by programmers. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PSPad Editor from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PSPad Editor Silently

PSPad Editor 5.0.3 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the PSPad Editor 5.0.3 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:
    • pspad503_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PSPad Editor
Vendor:Jan Fiala
Version:5.0.3.377
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:pspad503_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit Systems)"%ProgramFiles%\PSPad editor\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit Systems)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PSPad editor\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.pspad.com/files/pspad/pspad503_setup.exe

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 PSPad Editor 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.

PSPad Editor (EXE) Silent Install w/ Logging

pspad503_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\PSPad-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 PSPad Editor to “C:\PSPad”

pspad503_setup.exe /DIR=C:\PSPad /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During PSPad Editor Install

The PSPad Editor installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switch to exclude it.

pspad503_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!icons

How to Uninstall PSPad Editor 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:

PSPad Editor (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\PSPad editor\Uninst\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

PSPad Editor (EXE) Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PSPad editor\Uninst\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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