WinZip 26.0 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 26.0 from the command line using the MSI installer.

How to Install WinZip 26 Silently

WinZip 26.0 (32-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.winzip.com/winzip260-32.msi
  2. Download the WinZip 32-bit MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi /qn
  6. 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 26.0 (32-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:26.0.15195
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24146} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
WinZip 26.0 Download Link:WinZip 26.0 32-bit MSI
PowerShell Script:WinZip | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:WinZip | Custom Detection Script

WinZip 26.0 (64-bit) Silent Install (MSI)

  1. Navigate to: https://download.winzip.com/winzip260-64.msi
  2. Download the WinZip 64-bit MSI 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: MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi /qn
  6. 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 26.0 (64-bit)
Vendor:Corel Corporation
Version:26.0.15195
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:MSI
Silent Install Switch:MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24147} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn
WinZip 26.0 Download Link:WinZip 26.0 64-bit MSI
PowerShell Script:WinZip | PowerShell Script
Detection Script:WinZip | Custom Detection Script

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 a WinZip 26.0 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 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip32-Install.log"

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Logging

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\WinZip64-Install.log"

Disable WinZip Check For Updates

WinZip 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Update Checks Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with Update Checks Disabled

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi ISCHECKFORPRODUCTUPDATES=0 /qn

Exclude WinZip 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 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi ADDDESKTOPICON=0 /qn

Exclude WinZip Usage Collection

WinZip 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install Excluding Usage Collection

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi USAGE_COLLECT=0 /qn

Disable WinZip Cloud Services

WinZip 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Cloud Services

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-32.msi DISABLECLOUDSERVICES=ALL /qn

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Install with No Cloud Services

MsiExec.exe /i winzip260-64.msi DISABLECLOUDSERVICES=ALL /qn

Disable WinZip File Association Check

WinZip 26.0 (32-bit) 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 26.0 (32-bit) 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 26.0 (64-bit) 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 26 Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

WinZip Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
WinZip Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

WinZip 26.0 32-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24146} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn

WinZip 26.0 64-bit (MSI) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {CD95F661-A5C4-44F5-A6AA-ECDD91C24147} SHOW_WEBPAGE=0 /qn

Looking for another version of WinZip to uninstall? Check out this post:

WinZip Silent Uninstall Strings (Master List)

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.

Jason Bergner

I am an accomplished Software Engineer at Patch My PC, leveraging more than 18 years of hands-on experience in Configuration Manager administration and application packaging. I am driven by a genuine passion for solving complex problems and consistently strive to discover innovative and effective solutions. Sharing my extensive knowledge of application deployments is a true joy for me, and I am honored to contribute to the community here at Silent Install HQ.

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