Here is How to SILENTLY install/uninstall adobe elements 2020/2022/2023 .exe

Hey Everyone,

try this to silently INSTALL and UNINSTALL.  (NOTE: Pretty sure this works with 2020/2022/2023)

To install:

  • .\PhotoshopElements_2022.exe --silent=1 --lang=en_US (whatever you want)


  • .\PremiereElements_2022.exe --silent=1 --lang=en_US (whatever you want)

To uninstall

  • Go to either: HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall OR HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  • Find your Elements Package and Locate the Uninstall String it should show something like this. (Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022)

UninstallString : "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HDBox\Uninstaller.exe" --uninstall=1 --sapCode=PSE --productVersion=20.4 --productPlatform=win64 --productAdobeCode={PSE-20.4-64-ADBEADBEADBEADBEADBEADBE} --isNonCCProduct=true --productName="Adobe Photoshop Elements 2022" --mode=4

  • Instead of using the Uninstaller.exe which doesn't accept certain switches do this: (SWAP out the codexVersion productPlatform & sapCode & deleteUserPreferences) Remember PSE = Photoshop Elements / PRE = Premiere Elements

Photoshop Elements 2022

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HDBox\Set-up.exe" --silent=1 --uninstall=1 --sapCode=PSE --codexVersion=20.4 --productPlatform=win64 --deleteUserPreferences=true

Premiere Elements 2022 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Desktop Common\HDBox\Set-up.exe" --silent=1 --uninstall=1 --sapCode=PSE --codexVersion=20.4 --productPlatform=win64 --deleteUserPreferences=true

Have a great day SmileSmile

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Answers (3)

Posted by: weltvonalex 7 months ago
White Belt

Oh Boy that Software gave me headache.

And I also run into the issue of "where does the serial number go during the installation" 

@ Jasondxe you mentioned a tool, can you share more infos about it? 

Posted by: Jasondxe 8 months ago
White Belt

Hi @Pycarp

The latest Adobe elements you need to use a tool provided by Adobe, I will write another article after my holiday and tag it. So keep tabs on this.



Posted by: Pycarpe 1 year ago
White Belt


What about the serial number while installation step? Thanks.

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