PureRef Silent Install (How-To Guide)


PureRef is a stand-alone program for Windows that keeps track of your images. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of PureRef from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install PureRef Silently

PureRef 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pureref.com/download.php
  2. Download the PureRef-x.y.z_x86.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: PureRef-x.y.z_x86.exe /S
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you will find PureRef entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:PureRef
Vendor:Idyllic Pixel
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PureRef-x.y.z_x86.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\PureRef\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PureRef\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.pureref.com/download.php
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pureref-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pureref-powershell/

PureRef 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.pureref.com/download.php
  2. Download the PureRef-x.y.z_x64.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: PureRef-x.y.z_x64.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:PureRef
Vendor:Idyllic Pixel
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:PureRef-x.y.z_x64.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\PureRef\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.pureref.com/download.php
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/pureref-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-pureref-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 PureRef Default Installation Directory

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

PureRef-x.y.z_x64.exe /S /D=C:\PureRef

How to Uninstall PureRef Silently

Check out the PureRef 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:

PureRef 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\PureRef\uninstall.exe" /S

PureRef 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\PureRef\uninstall.exe" /S

PureRef 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit Systems

"%ProgramFiles%\PureRef\uninstall.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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