Xperia Companion Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Xperia Companion is a computer tool for easy and safe software updates of your Xperia device. Use it to update to the latest software version, back up and restore your device, or to reset your device by clearing the content. You can also browse, sync, transfer, and organize your content, such as multimedia files. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Xperia Companion from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Xperia Companion Silently

Xperia Companion Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/Software%20Downloads/Xperia%20Companion/XperiaCompanion.exe
  2. Download & Copy the XperiaCompanion.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: XperiaCompanion.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter
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After a few moments you should see the Xperia Companion Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Xperia Companion
Vendor:Sony
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:XperiaCompanion.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:XperiaCompanion.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Repair Command:XperiaCompanion.exe /repair /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00236877
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/xperia-companion-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

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 Xperia Companion Installation Log File

The Xperia Companion installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following command to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Xperia Companion Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

XperiaCompanion.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\XperiaCompanion-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Xperia Companion Silently

Check out the Xperia Companion Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Xperia Companion Silent Uninstall (EXE)

XperiaCompanion.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Xperia Companion Silent Uninstall (EXE) with Logging

XperiaCompanion.exe /uninstall /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\XperiaCompanion-Uninstall.log"

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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