Texmaker Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Texmaker is a cross-platform open-source LaTeX editor. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Texmaker from the command line using both the EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install Texmaker Silently

Texmaker 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/texmakerwin32_install.exe
  2. Download & Copy the texmakerwin32_install.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: texmakerwin32_install.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Texmaker (32-bit)
Vendor:Texmaker
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:texmakerwin32_install.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Texmaker\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Texmaker\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/texmakerwin32_install.exe
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/texmaker-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Texmaker 64-bit Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html
  2. Download & Copy the Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi 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: MsiExec.exe /i Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Texmaker (64-bit)
Vendor:Texmaker
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi /qn
Download Link:https://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/texmaker-install-and-uninstall-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

Create an Installation Log File

The Texmaker MSI installer offers 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.

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Texmaker 64-bit Silent Install (MSI) with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i Texmaker_x.y.z_Win_x64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Texmaker64-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

Texmaker 32-bit (EXE)

texmakerwin32_install.exe /S /D=C:\Texmaker


How to Uninstall Texmaker Silently

Check out the Texmaker 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:

Texmaker Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

Texmaker Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

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

Texmaker 5.0.4 Silent Uninstall (MSI) on 64-bit System

MsiExec.exe /x {A0BF9BD0-B576-47A7-B650-0204CB190D28} /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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