WeChat Silent Install (How-To Guide)


WeChat is a multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WeChat from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install WeChat Silently

WeChat Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://pc.weixin.qq.com/
  2. Download & Copy the WeChatSetup.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: WeChatSetup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WeChat
Vendor:Tencent
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:WeChatSetup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\Tencent\WeChat\Uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Tencent\WeChat\Uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://dldir1.qq.com/weixin/Windows/WeChatSetup.exe

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.


How to Uninstall WeChat 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:

WeChat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\Tencent\WeChat\Uninstall.exe" /S

WeChat Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Tencent\WeChat\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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