RealPlayer Silent Install (How-To Guide)


RealPlayer is a cross-platform media player application. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of RealPlayer from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install RealPlayer Silently

RealPlayer Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.real.com/
  2. Download the RealPlayer.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Rename the RealPlayer.exe to RealPlayer_original.exe
  4. Manually launch RealPlayer_original.exe
  5. Click X in upper right-hand corner to cancel wizard
  6. Click Alternate Installer… to download the full RealPlayer.exe
  7. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  8. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  9. Enter the following command: RealPlayer.exe -s
  10. Press Enter

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

Software Title:RealPlayer
Vendor:RealNetworks
Version:20.x
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:RealPlayer.exe -s
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|20.0" -s
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|20.0" -s
Download Link:https://www.real.com/

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

Suppress Accept EULA

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following command:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\20.0\Preferences\EulaAcceptedVersion" /ve /d "6" /f

Suppress First Run Configuration

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following commands:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\20.0\Preferences\FirstRunPlayed" /ve /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\20.0\Preferences\mktg_launched" /ve /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\20.0\Preferences\ConfigurationComplete" /ve /d "1" /f
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\RealPlayer\20.0\Preferences\ConfigurationCount" /ve /d "1" /f

Disable RealPlayer Background Updates

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Enter the following commands:

32-bit System

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\Update\6.0\Preferences\BackgroundUpdate" /ve /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\RealNetworks" /v RealPlayerUpdateSvcBoot /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
"%ProgramFiles%\Real\UpdateService\uninst.exe" -s
TASKKILL /F /IM realsched.exe
DEL "%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe"

64-bit System

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\RealNetworks\Update\6.0\Preferences\BackgroundUpdate" /ve /d "0" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\RealNetworks" /v RealPlayerUpdateSvcBoot /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\UpdateService\uninst.exe" -s
TASKKILL /F /IM realsched.exe
DEL "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe"

How to Uninstall RealPlayer Silently

Check out the RealPlayer Silent Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

**Important** – You must terminate the following processes (if present) prior to uninstalling RealPlayer

TASKKILL /F /IM RealPlayerUpdateSvc.exe
TASKKILL /F /IM realsched.exe
TASKKILL /F /IM rpbgdownloader.exe
TASKKILL /F /IM rpsystray.exe
TASKKILL /F /IM rpdsvc.exe
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

RealPlayer 20 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|20.0" -s

RealPlayer 20 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|20.0" -s

RealPlayer 19 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|19.0" -s

RealPlayer 19 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|19.0" -s

RealPlayer 18 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|18.0" -s

RealPlayer 18 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|18.0" -s

RealPlayer 17 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|17.0" -s

RealPlayer 17 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|17.0" -s

RealPlayer 16 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|16.0" -s

RealPlayer 16 Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Real\RealPlayer\Update\r1puninst.exe" "RealNetworks|RealPlayer|16.0" -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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