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I want to make a silent installation of Google Chrome Beta. I've tried ChromeSetup.exe downloader with /s or /-ms but nothing had worked.

Then I've downloaded the standalone installation version, and tried the same, but got the same result – the silent installation doesn't work.

Basically what I need is to avoid the post installation dialog ("Choose a search engine"). Is there a way to silently choose Google?

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Installing with the MSI file with the q flag will give you a silent install.

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This wont' work on an older Windows XP machine without the SP to support msi installs. (And yes, I run into people with older machines all the time). –  Clay Nichols Sep 7 at 14:42
    
I'd understood Windows Installer 2 (which supports the q flag) to be included in RTM of XP, though I could be wrong. On the other hand - Chrome itself only supports XP SP 2 and later which seems to make it a little academic. –  David Cornish Sep 8 at 14:08
  1. Download the Chrome installer.

  2. Use the switches /silent and /install like so:

    chrome_installer.exe /silent /install
    
  3. Enjoy!

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Works for me. Great! –  Clay Nichols Sep 7 at 14:59

For a setup file which has .msi extension:

msiexec /q /i GoogleChromeStandoloneEnterprise.msi

For detailed information, see this blog post.

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It is possible to silent install Chrome using Chocolatey.

Install Chocolatey

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%systemdrive%\chocolatey\bin

Install Chrome

cinst GoogleChrome

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