TeXstudio Silent Install (How-To Guide)


TeXstudio is an integrated writing environment for creating LaTeX documents. TeXstudio has numerous features like syntax-highlighting, integrated viewer, reference checking, and various assistants. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of TeXstudio from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install TeXstudio Silently

TeXstudio Silent Install (EXE) on 32-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.texstudio.org/
  2. Download the texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe
  4. Download the VC_redist.x86.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following commands:
VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S
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After a few moments you will find TeXstudio entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:TeXstudio
Vendor:Benito van der Zander
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\texstudio\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.texstudio.org/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/texstudio-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

TeXstudio Silent Install (EXE) on 64-bit System

  1. Navigate to: https://www.texstudio.org/
  2. Download the texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Navigate to: https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
  4. Download the VC_redist.x64.exe to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following commands:
VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S

After a few moments you will find TeXstudio entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:TeXstudio
Vendor:Benito van der Zander
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\texstudio\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.texstudio.org/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/texstudio-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

Change the TeXstudio Default Installation Directory

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

TeXstudio (EXE) on 32-bit System

VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S /D=C:\texstudio

TeXstudio (EXE) on 64-bit System

VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
texstudio-x.y.z-win-qt6.exe /S /D=C:\texstudio

How to Uninstall TeXstudio Silently

Check out the TeXstudio 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 the following command:

TeXstudio Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles%\texstudio\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.

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