Win32DiskImager Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Win32DiskImager is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Win32DiskImager from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Win32DiskImager Silently

Win32DiskImager Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Win32DiskImager 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:
    • win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you will find Win32DiskImager entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Win32DiskImager
Vendor:ImageWriter Developers
Version:1.0.0
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\ImageWriter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ImageWriter\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download

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

Create an Installation Log File

The Win32DiskImager installer 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.

Win32DiskImager Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\Win32DiskImager-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 Win32DiskImager to “C:\Win32DiskImager”

win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe /DIR="C:\Win32DiskImager" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Include Win32DiskImager Desktop Shortcut During Install

The Win32DiskImager 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.

Win32DiskImager Silent Install (EXE) with Desktop Shortcut

win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=desktopicon

How to Uninstall Win32DiskImager 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:

Win32DiskImager Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

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

Win32DiskImager Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\ImageWriter\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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