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Q. How can I install EmEditor without displaying dialog boxes?

During normal installation, dialog boxes will be displayed, and a user must click the "Next" button or set options. However, when you install EmEditor into multiple computers in corporate or group environments, you might want to use a batch or scripting file to automate the installation. EmEditor uses Windows Installer for installation, and the "quiet" installation is possible.

For instance, if the EmEditor installation file is emed32_13.0.0.exe, running the following command:

emed32_13.0.0 /exenoui /q

will install EmEditor with default settings without displaying any dialog boxes. If you wish to change the default settings, you can use following options:

NOCHECKUPDATES=1 disables checking new versions of EmEditor periodically via the Internet.
NOCONTEXTMENU=1 disables adding a shortcut to the Context Menu on Explorer.
NODESKTOP=1 disables adding a shortcut to the Desktop.
NOIEEDITOR=1 disables adding EmEditor to Internet Explorer HTML editor list.
NOIEVIEW=1 disables View Source by EmEditor on Internet Explorer.
NOPATH=1 disables adding the path to EmEditor to the PATH environment variable.
NOSHORTCUT=1 disables adding a shortcut to the Program menu.
NOTRAYICON=1 disables the tray icon.
NOTXT=1 disables the association of text files.
REGNAME=name enters the name of licensee.
REGKEY=xxxxxx enters a registration key.

For instance, if you wish to install EmEditor specifying a registration key and the name of licensee, run:

emed32_13.0.0 /exenoui /q REGKEY=xxxxx REGNAME=name

There are many options for Windows Installer. For details, run:

emed64_13.0.0.exe /?


msiexec /?

to display the list of available commands.


On Windows Vista or later, the installer must be run on Administrator privilege to avoid the User Account Control prompt. For instance, If you run the installer from Command Prompt, you will have to open the Command Prompt window by right-clicking the Command Prompt icon while pressing the SHIFT key, and then select Run as administrator.

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