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I am trying to run a silent install of several exe's via a batch file, however need them to run one by one instead of simultaneously. It seems like "START /W" wont work when switches not native to it are used, for example:

START /WAIT "%userprofile%\desktop\jre-8u25-windows-i586.exe" /s

return's the following error: invalid switch "/s"

Any help will be appreciated

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start has a weird syntax where the first string in quotes is the new (console) window title. Your command is quoted, so start interprets it as the title, and doesn't know what /s is.

So, add a dummy title, like this:

START /WAIT "" "%userprofile%\desktop\jre-8u25-windows-i586.exe" /s
  • Answered in no time flat. Thank you Jonathan, it worked – David Nov 20 '14 at 21:07

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