Tux Paint Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Tux Paint is a drawing program geared towards children ages 3-12. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Tux Paint from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Tux Paint Silently

Tux Paint 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/windows/
  2. Download the 32-bit 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:
    • tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-i686-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Tux Paint (32-bit)
Vendor:New Breed Software
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-i686-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit OS)"%ProgramFiles%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit OS)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/windows/

Tux Paint 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/windows/
  2. Download the 64-bit 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:
    • tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-x86_64-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Tux Paint (64-bit)
Vendor:New Breed Software
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-x86_64-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:http://www.tuxpaint.org/download/windows/

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 Tux Paint installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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Tux Paint 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-i686-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\TuxPaint32-Install.log"

Tux Paint 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-x86_64-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\TuxPaint64-Install.log"

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Tux Paint 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.

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

tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-i686-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

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

tuxpaint-w.x.y-z-win32-x86_64-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

Include Tux Paint Stamps

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the 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:
    • tuxpaint-stamps-2020-05-29-win32-installer.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

How to Uninstall Tux Paint 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:

Tux Paint 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Tux Paint 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Tux Paint 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TuxPaint\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Tux Paint Stamps Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\TuxPaint\unins001.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Tux Paint Stamps Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\TuxPaint\unins001.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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