WinZip 23.0 Silent Install (How-To Guide)


WinZip is a file archiver that can create archives in Zip file format and unpack some other archive file formats. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of WinZip 23.0 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install WinZip Silently

WinZip 23.0 (32-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html
  2. Select winzip230-32.msi download link
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WinZip 23.0 (32-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:23.0.13431
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2411E} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Download Link:https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html

WinZip 23.0 (64-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html
  2. Select winzip230-64.msi download link
  3. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi /qn
  7. Press Enter

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

Software Title:WinZip 23.0 (64-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:23.0.13431
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2411F} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Download Link:https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html

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 MSI 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.

WinZip 23.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip32-Install.log"

WinZip 23.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install w/ Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip64-Install.log"

Disable Check For Updates

WinZip 23.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install w/ Update Checks Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

WinZip 23.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install w/ Update Checks Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During Install

The WinZip installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you don’t want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switch to exclude it.

WinZip 23.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

WinZip 23.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

Exclude Usage Collection

WinZip 23.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-32.msi USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

WinZip 23.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip230-64.msi USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

How to Uninstall WinZip 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 for WinZip 23:

WinZip 23.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2411E} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn

WinZip 23.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2411F} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn

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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