ScreenToGif Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ScreenToGif is a tool that allows you to record a selected area of your screen, live feed from your webcam or live drawings from a sketchboard. Afterward, you can edit and save the animation as a gif, apng, video, psd or png image. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ScreenToGif from the command line using the MSI installers.

How to Install ScreenToGif Silently

ScreenToGif Silent Install (MSI) on 32-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest
  2. Download the ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/6.0
  4. Under .NET Desktop Runtime, select the x86 Windows Installer
  5. Download the windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  11. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ScreenToGif
Vendor:Nicke Manarin
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi /qn
Download Link:https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/screentogif-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

ScreenToGif Silent Install (MSI) on 64-bit Systems

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest
  2. Download the ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download/dotnet/6.0
  4. Under .NET Desktop Runtime, select the x64 Windows Installer
  5. Download the windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  6. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  7. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  8. Enter the following command:
    • windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  9. Press Enter
  10. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
  11. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the ScreenToGif Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:ScreenToGif
Vendor:Nicke Manarin
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://github.com/NickeManarin/ScreenToGif/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/screentogif-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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

Create a ScreenToGif Installation Log File

The ScreenToGif MSI installers offer 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.

ScreenToGif 32-bit Silent Install with Logging

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\DotNET60x86-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ScreenToGifx86-Install.log"

ScreenToGif 64-bit Silent Install with Logging

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\DotNET60x64-Install.log"
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ScreenToGifx64-Install.log"

Exclude the ScreenToGif Desktop Shortcut During Install

The ScreenToGif installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

ScreenToGif 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUT=no /qn

ScreenToGif 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Desktop Shortcut

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLDESKTOPSHORTCUT=no /qn

Exclude the ScreenToGif Start Menu Shortcut During Install

The ScreenToGif installer creates a Start Menu shortcut by default. If you do not want the Start Menu shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

ScreenToGif 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Start Menu Shortcut

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLSHORTCUT=no /qn

ScreenToGif 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with No Start Menu Shortcut

windowsdesktop-runtime-6.0.x-win-x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
MsiExec.exe /i ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi ALLUSERS=1 INSTALLSHORTCUT=no /qn

How to Uninstall ScreenToGif Silently

Check out the ScreenToGif 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:

ScreenToGif 32-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x86.msi /qn

ScreenToGif 64-bit Silent Uninstall (MSI)

MsiExec.exe /x ScreenToGif.x.y.z.Setup.x64.msi /qn

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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