TextPad Silent Install (How-To Guide)


TextPad is a text editor that has support for syntax highlighting, regular expression search support, automatic block indent, macros, file compare, text sorting, and much more. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of TextPad from the command line using both EXE & MSI installers.

How to Install TextPad Silently

TextPad 8 Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to https://www.textpad.com/download
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the zip file to C:\Downloads using 7-Zip
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: setup.exe /S /v/qn
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the TextPad shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:TextPad
Vendor:Helios
Version:8.4.2
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:setup.exe /S /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 1)setup.exe /S /x /v/qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Option 2)MsiExec.exe /x {B1DA743D-D267-401A-A62E-934B6BD80A00} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {B1DA743D-D267-401A-A62E-934B6BD80A00} /qn
Download Link:https://www.textpad.com/download

TextPad 8 Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.textpad.com/download
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Extract the zip file to C:\Downloads using 7-Zip
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Extract the MSI by entering the following command:
    • setup.exe /S /x /b"C:\Downloads" /v"/qn"
  7. Press Enter
  8. Enter the following command:
    • MsiExec.exe /i "TextPad 8-4.msi" /qn
  9. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the TextPad shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:TextPad
Vendor:Helios
Version:8.4.2
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i "TextPad 8-4.msi" /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {B1DA743D-D267-401A-A62E-934B6BD80A00} /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {B1DA743D-D267-401A-A62E-934B6BD80A00} /qn
Download Link:https://www.textpad.com/download

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 TextPad installers 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.

TextPad (EXE) Silent Install with Logging

setup.exe /S /v" /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\TextPad-Install.log" /qn"

TextPad 8 (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i "TextPad 8-4.msi" /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\TextPad-Install.log"

Disable TextPad Check For Updates

TextPad (EXE) Silent Install No Check for Updates

setup.exe /S /v" ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn"

TextPad 8 (MSI) Silent Install No Check for Updates

MsiExec.exe /i "TextPad 8-4.msi" ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

How to Uninstall TextPad Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

TextPad 8 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {B1DA743D-D267-401A-A62E-934B6BD80A00} /qn

TextPad 7 Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {C8DA7F56-28F2-414E-B6EA-609DBF6605B3} /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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