How to make a Complete Silent Install with EasyCopy

(Windows only)

NOTE: this information applies to older versions ( < 9.0 ) of EasyCopy. It will be updated soon.

You can make a silent install (unattended installation) of EasyCopy by giving a few command line parameters to the installation executable.
To do this you would first record how to install EasyCopy by running you current easycopy.exe ex.:

  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-32.setup.exe -a -r -f1c:\setup.iss
  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-64.setup.exe -a -r -f1c:\setup.iss

which will record the installation in c:\setup.iss.

Then use this setup.iss to do a silent install:

  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-32.setup.exe -s -a -s -f1c:\setup.iss
  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-64.setup.exe -s -a -s -f1c:\setup.iss

The first -s parameter makes it completely silent. If you leave it off you will see a status bar as the files are extracted from the archive. All parameters following -a are parameters for the InstallShield setup.exe inside the package.

Please note that the -f1 option ends with the number one, and you cannot put a space between the option and the following filename.

You will be able to make a complete silent installation simply running:

  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-32.setup.exe -s -a -s
  • easycopy.8.4.6.windows-64.setup.exe -s -a -s

without having to record it first.