Subsurface Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Subsurface is an advanced dive logging program with extensive infrastructure to describe, organize, interpret and print scuba and free dives. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Subsurface from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Subsurface Silently

Subsurface Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the subsurface-x.y.z-release-installer.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: subsurface-x.y.z-release-installer.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Subsurface
Vendor:Subsurface Developer Community
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:subsurface-x.y.z-release-installer.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\Subsurface\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:Subsurface Download
PowerShell Script:Subsurface | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:Subsurface | Custom Detection Script

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 Subsurface Default Installation Directory

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

subsurface-x.y.z-release-installer.exe /S /D=C:\Subsurface

Disable Subsurface Check for Updates

  • Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  • Run the following commands once for each user:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Subsurface\Subsurface\UpdateManager" /v "DontCheckForUpdates" /t REG_SZ /d "true" /f

How to Uninstall Subsurface Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Subsurface Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Subsurface Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Subsurface Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\Subsurface\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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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