This article describes all the command-line switches that you can use when you install Windows Internet Explorer 7. These include switches for Setup modes, for Setup options, and for restart options. These also include other miscellaneous switch options.
Note The following example shows the syntax for Internet Explorer 7 installation command-line switches:
Note In this example, PackageName is the name of the Internet Explorer 7 installation package. A common package name is IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe.
Note In this previous example, /switch represents one or more command-line switches. For example, you can use two common command-line switches to install a common installation package by using the following command:
IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe /quiet /norestart
Switches that you can use for Setup modes
/passive When you use the /passive switch, the installation occurs without any input from the user. Setup performs Windows Genuine Advantage validation. Unless you use the /passive switch together with the /update-no switch, all applicable updates are automatically downloaded and installed.
/quiet When you use the /quiet switch, the Setup user interface is not displayed. Setup performs Windows Genuine Advantage validation. Unless you use the /quiet switch together with the /update-no switch, all applicable updates are automatically downloaded and installed.
Switches that you can use for Setup options
/update-no When you use the /update-no switch, Setup does not automatically download and install any updates.
/no-default When you use the /no-default switch, Setup does not configure Internet Explorer to be the default browser.
/nobackup When you use the /nobackup switch, Setup does not back up the files that are needed to remove Internet Explorer 7.
Note You cannot remove Internet Explorer 7 if you install Internet Explorer by using the /nobackup switch.
Switches that you can use for restart options
/norestart When you use the /norestart switch, the computer does not restart after you install Internet Explorer.
/forcerestart When you use the /forcerestart switch, the computer restarts after you install Internet Explorer.
Other miscellaneous switch options
/help When you use the /help switch, a list of command-line switches appears.
/log:path When you use the /log:path switch, Setup creates a log file in the location that you provide.
Note In this example, path represents the location of the log file.
For more information about Genuine Microsoft Software and the Windows Genuine Advantage validation process, visit the following Microsoft Web site: