qBittorrent Silent Install (How-To Guide)


qBittorrent is a cross-platform free and open-source BitTorrent client. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of qBittorrent from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install qBittorrent Silently

qBittorrent 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the qBittorrent 32-bit 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: qbittorrent_x.x.x_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the qBittorrent shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:qBittorrent 32-bit
Vendor:The qBittorrent Project
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:qbittorrent_x.x.x_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\qBittorrent\uninst.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\qBittorrent\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php

qBittorrent 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the qBittorrent 64-bit 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: qbittorrent_x.x.x_x64_setup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the qBittorrent shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:qBittorrent 64-bit
Vendor:The qBittorrent Project
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:qbittorrent_x.x.x_x64_setup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\qBittorrent\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.qbittorrent.org/download.php

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

Change Default Installation Directory

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

qBittorrent 32-bit (EXE)

qbittorrent_x.x.x_setup.exe /S /D=C:\qBittorrent

qBittorrent 64-bit (EXE)

qbittorrent_x.x.x_x64_setup.exe /S /D=C:\qBittorrent

How to Uninstall qBittorrent 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:

qBittorrent 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\qBittorrent\uninst.exe" /S

qBittorrent 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\qBittorrent\uninst.exe" /S

qBittorrent 64-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\qBittorrent\uninst.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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