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Windows 7: Silent install....


13 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10
 
 
Silent install....

Noob question...what is silent install?how make software to silent install?


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13 Feb 2010   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I could never explain it as good as Wikipedia, so here's an extract from Installation (computer programs) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
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Silent installation
Installation that does not display messages or windows during its progress. "Silent installation" is not the same as "unattended installation", though it is often improperly used as such.

Unattended installation
Installation that is performed without user interaction during its progress or, in a stricter sense, with no user present at all, except eventually for the initial launch of the process. An installation process usually requires a user who "attends" it to make choices at request: accepting an EULA, specifying preferences and passwords, etc. In graphical environments, installers that offer a wizard-based interface are common. However these installers may also provide command line switches that allow performing unattended installations.

Answer file
Some unattended installations can be driven by a script providing answers to the various choices such as the answer file which can be used when installing Microsoft Windows on a large number of machines.
Kari
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13 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I could never explain it as good as Wikipedia, so here's an extract from Installation (computer programs) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Silent installation
Installation that does not display messages or windows during its progress. "Silent installation" is not the same as "unattended installation", though it is often improperly used as such.

Unattended installation
Installation that is performed without user interaction during its progress or, in a stricter sense, with no user present at all, except eventually for the initial launch of the process. An installation process usually requires a user who "attends" it to make choices at request: accepting an EULA, specifying preferences and passwords, etc. In graphical environments, installers that offer a wizard-based interface are common. However these installers may also provide command line switches that allow performing unattended installations.

Answer file
Some unattended installations can be driven by a script providing answers to the various choices such as the answer file which can be used when installing Microsoft Windows on a large number of machines.
Kari

Thanks Kari!
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13 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I could never explain it as good as Wikipedia, so here's an extract from Installation (computer programs) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Silent installation
Installation that does not display messages or windows during its progress. "Silent installation" is not the same as "unattended installation", though it is often improperly used as such.

Unattended installation
Installation that is performed without user interaction during its progress or, in a stricter sense, with no user present at all, except eventually for the initial launch of the process. An installation process usually requires a user who "attends" it to make choices at request: accepting an EULA, specifying preferences and passwords, etc. In graphical environments, installers that offer a wizard-based interface are common. However these installers may also provide command line switches that allow performing unattended installations.

Answer file
Some unattended installations can be driven by a script providing answers to the various choices such as the answer file which can be used when installing Microsoft Windows on a large number of machines.
Kari

Can u tell me which software that can be silent install and list of the software?
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13 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Google Chrome is a good example of silent install. You see no install procedure as you do with most programs. You see nothing in fact. You have to check the version number to verify that its been installed or upgraded.
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13 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Google Chrome is a good example of silent install. You see no install procedure as you do with most programs. You see nothing in fact. You have to check the version number to verify that its been installed or upgraded.

Thanks for the info swarfega!But can u tell me how to make software to silent install?sorry,too many question.
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14 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Are you referring to a specific program?
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14 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/Ubuntu 10.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Are you referring to a specific program?

Thanks for reply.any program.....
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14 Feb 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

If you want to make existing software to do a silent install, it is if not completely impossible but at least very difficult and tricky.
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14 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

sRekcAh,

Its always good to refer each Programs documentation to perform Silent installation because the script might be different for each program but the concept is same. If you want an example this a Knowledge base article of one of the software which i work for How to Perform a Silent Installation of ACT! by Sage Premium 2010

Hope this helps,
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