Virtual CloneDrive Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD, DVD, or Blu-ray drive, although it only exists virtually. Image files can be “inserted” into the virtual drive from your harddisk or from a network drive by just a double-click, and thus be used like a normal CD, DVD, or Blu-ray. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Virtual CloneDrive from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Virtual CloneDrive Silently

Virtual CloneDrive Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Virtual CloneDrive Installer
  2. Download the file 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:
    • SetupVCDxxxx.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Virtual CloneDrive
Vendor:Elaborate Bytes
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SetupVCDxxxx.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcd-uninst.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcd-uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.elby.ch/download/SetupVCD.exe

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

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 Virtual CloneDrive to “C:\VirtualCloneDrive”

SetupVCDxxxx.exe /S /D="C:\VirtualCloneDrive"

How to Uninstall Virtual CloneDrive 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:

Virtual CloneDrive Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcd-uninst.exe" /S

Virtual CloneDrive Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Elaborate Bytes\VirtualCloneDrive\vcd-uninst.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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