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Trying to load an exe file and wrote a script
xcopy /y printscreen45_setup.exe "c:\"
Start C:\printscreen45_setup.exe /passive

the problem is it starts with Installer Language english ok?
You have to choose

I though passive would answer that???
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can you see the switches that are available to use with that program by typing (from a command prompt) "printscreen45_setup.exe /?" ... maybe it will give you a switch that will work.
The /passive option is for windows installer files. Which that file probably isn't. If I were to guess correctly i'd say you're trying to install Gadwin PrintScreen? If that's the case then no, that setup file is not a windows installer file and therefore the switches won't work.

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You are correct but is there away to install that silently?
Maybe you can find  a workaround in this forum:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/35358-silent-installation/

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I was just looking at that. Maybe a VB script?  Or I'll have the same issue?

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Yes that does nothing I've tried it already
I'm assuming you want to do an unattended install for a bunch of users.
Here's an idea. It's kind of tricky.

I've installed and noticed it doesn't make any registry changes, all it does is copy files into the program files folder into a folder called Gadwin Systems\PrintScreen

What you can do is install it on one system and copy the PrintScreen folder to a location.
You then tell your batch file to xcopy that folder into the local c:\program files\
you can even make a shortcut and have the batchfile copy it to the users' startup folder.

Not the best approach, but since you're not dealing with a windows installer (msi) you'll either need to buy a msi packaging software or improvise.

I hope that helps.

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that may work. I'll try it and get back to you...

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Thanks! It worked fine.
Great. You're welcome.

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