Installing Quicktime Silently

Been having a bit of trouble installing QuickTime silently – kept getting errors on the lines of ‘A Newer Version of QuickTime already exists’, even though the previous version was 6.something. We were trying to install 7.6.8.

It seems like the installer looks in a number of places for this information. We did manage to get the install to work though, using the following script. Hope this will help someone else.


To use:

  1. Extract the QuickTime MSI files from the setup package.
  2. Save the above script as a VBS file and place in the same folder as the MSI file.
  3. Install the AppleApplicationSupport.msi file silently. (msiexec /i AppleApplicationSupport.msi /qn)
  4. Run the script.

After 2-3 minutes the latest version of QuickTime should then be installed.

Hope this helps save someone else the frustration.

Maybe in the future Apple will write some better MSI’s. I suppose atleast we should be grateful that they are now MSI!

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