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Windows Internet Explorer 9 Installer Command Line Options…

Today, I will talk about installing Internet Explorer 9 using Command-Line Options. Internet Explorer 9 Installer supports installing by using Command-Line Switches.

Note: This post is not about using Command-Line Switches for IEXPLORE.EXE In case you are expecting are there any Command-Line options available for Internet Explorer then visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330728(v=VS.85).aspx Smile


Anyways, back to our the main topic. To start with Internet Explorer 9 Installation, you need to download the specific installer depending upon your Operating System & the Platform i.e. x86 or x64

You can download Internet Explorer 9 Installers & Language Packs from this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages


In this example I will be showing the example of installing Internet Explorer 9 using Command-Line switches on Windows 7. I have downloaded the following 2 files for Windows 7.


To see the available Command-Line options for Internet Explorer 9, run the installer with /? option. It will be like this IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe /? and hit Enter


Once you hit Enter, it will give you an option with the supported Command-Line Switches.


For example…

IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe /X:D:IE9 (This command will extract the IE9-Win7.CAB file in the D:IE9 folder)
IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe /update-no (Do not check for Internet Explorer updates.)
IE9-Windows7-x64-enu.exe /closeprograms (To start installation without rebooting)

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