How to install software with cmd

I’ve tried to install two programs using standard Windows methods and it didn’t work. I was really concerned and thought my computer won’t be able to run newer programs anymore. Then, I found a different way to install programs — with .msi, .exe and .bat files — which works on all versions of Windows. With this guide, you will learn how to install software with cmd.

This tutorial will show you how to download the software setup files for popular software that aren’t already installed on your computer. This is similar to downloading installers from a browser. It uses less bandwidth than downloading installers directly from the software’s website. Windows lets you download installers directly from its file properties rather than installing the setup files.

Installing software with the command line is a good way to ensure that your computer is up to date with all of the latest security patches and security fixes.

First, open up an elevated command prompt. To do this, type cmd in Windows search and then right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

Once you have opened the elevated command prompt, you can use one of two methods to install software:

Method 1: Install from an .exe file

If your software comes in an .exe file, simply drag that file into the elevated command prompt window, then hit Enter. The installer will run automatically, and when it’s finished installing, you’ll see a message telling you what happened.

Open the Start menu and type “cmd.exe.”

Right-click “cmd.exe” from the “Programs” list of results, then click “Run as administrator.”

Type the full path to the file’s directory after the “cd” command. For example:\cd C:\users\john\desktop

Type the name of the file directly if it is a “.exe” file, for example “setup.exe” and press “Enter” to immediately run the installer with administrative permissions. If the file is a “.msi” installer, type “msiexec filename.msi” and press “Enter” where “filename.msi” is the name of your file.

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