WinZip 25.0 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 25.0 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install WinZip Silently

WinZip 25.0 (32-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html
  2. Select winzip250-32.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 winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /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 25.0 (32-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:25.0.14245
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412C} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412C} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Download Link:https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html

WinZip 25.0 (64-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to https://www.winzip.com/win/en/dprob.html
  2. Select winzip250-64.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 winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /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.

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Software Title:WinZip 25.0 (64-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:25.0.14245
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412D} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
Repair Command:MsiExec.exe /fa {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412D} 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 WinZip 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 25.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip32-Install.log"

WinZip 25.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip64-Install.log"

Disable Check For WinZip Updates

WinZip 25.0 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ Update Checks Disabled on 32-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter each of the following commands one at a time & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Settings Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Values Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

WinZip 25.0 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ Update Checks Disabled on 64-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter each of the following commands one at a time & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Settings Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Values Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

WinZip 25.0 (64-bit) Silent Install w/ Update Checks Disabled on 64-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter each of the following commands one at a time & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Settings Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Values Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v NoUpdateChecking /t REG_SZ /d 1 /f
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\UpdateCheck" /v AutoMode /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

Exclude Desktop Shortcut During WinZip 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 25.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

WinZip 25.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

Exclude WinZip Usage Collection

WinZip 25.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

WinZip 25.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

Disable Cloud Services

WinZip 25.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Cloud Services

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-32.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 DISABLECLOUDSERVICES=ALL /qn

WinZip 25.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install without Cloud Services

MsiExec.exe /i winzip250-64.msi SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 DISABLECLOUDSERVICES=ALL /qn

Disable WinZip File Association Check

WinZip 25.0 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ File Association Check Disabled on 32-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Setting Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Value Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

WinZip 25.0 (32-bit) Silent Install w/ File Association Check Disabled on 64-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Setting Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Value Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

WinZip 25.0 (64-bit) Silent Install w/ File Association Check Disabled on 64-bit System

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f
  • Note: New User Profiles Will Get The Setting Above, However Existing User Profiles Will Need The Following Value Added To HKEY_CURRENT_USER
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nico Mak Computing\WinZip\WinZip" /v AssocMsgZip /t REG_SZ /d 0 /f

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 25:

WinZip 25.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412C} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn

WinZip 25.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C2412D} 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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