VSCodium Silent Install (How-To Guide)


VSCodium is a community-driven, freely-licensed binary distribution of Microsoft’s editor VSCode. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of VSCodium from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install VSCodium Silently

VSCodium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/releases/latest
  2. Download the VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.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:
    • VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:VSCodium
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\VSCodium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VSCodium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/vscodium-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

VSCodium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/releases/latest
  2. Download the VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.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:
    • VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:VSCodium
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\VSCodium\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://github.com/VSCodium/vscodium/releases/latest
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/vscodium-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 VSCodium 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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VSCodium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\VSCodium32-Install.log"

VSCodium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\VSCodium64-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 VSCodium to “C:\VSCodium”

VSCodium 32-bit

VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\VSCodium" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode

VSCodium 64-bit

VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.exe /DIR="C:\VSCodium" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode

Include Desktop Shortcut During Install

The VSCodium installer does not create a desktop shortcut by default. If you want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to include it.

VSCodium 32-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

VSCodiumSetup-ia32-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode,desktopicon

VSCodium 64-bit Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

VSCodiumSetup-x64-x.y.z.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!runcode,desktopicon

How to Uninstall VSCodium Silently

Check out the VSCodium 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:

VSCodium 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

VSCodium 32-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

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

VSCodium 64-bit Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\VSCodium\unins000.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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