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1.24. Kurzweil 3000 patch MSI silent install instructions (Win)

Last Updated: Feb 2017

Applies to Versions: Kurzweil 3000 v14 and v15

Kurzweil 3000 version 15:

First, if you're conducting a new install deployment of K3000, it's recommended to install the latest version of K3000. This way you don't have to worry about patching it after the initial install, because what's installed is already up to date.

Guide:

1. Download the .msi version of the latest version 15 patch. Do not download the .exe version of the patch. You can download the latest v15 patch here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/news-resources/software-updates/ki-3000-windows-version15-updates.html

2. Copy the .msi patch to your distribution point.

3. Create a job to install the .msi file. There's no specific property values that need to be passed to it. Just a simple silent install that doesn't require a reboot. Here's a command-line example for a v15.08 patch:

msiexec /i "<path>\K3000Patch15.08.msi" /qn /norestart

This should result in the latest version of the patch being installed, updating your installations of K3000. This should occur silently (/qn) and without restarting (/norestart)

Kurzweil 3000 version 14:

Patching version 14 is a bit more complicated than version 15. This is becausae K3000 v14 requires you to uninstall the previous patch.

Guide:

1. Prior to running the .msi patch, the following msiexec command must be run on the computers where K3000 v14 is installed. This command will silently uninstall the previous version of the patch on the computer. This is important, since a new .msi patch can only be run on a computer once the old .msi patch is uninstalled. The entry for a K3000 v14 patch in Windows's Programs and Features is named patch, attributed to Kurzweil Education Systems. Additionally, to uninstall this patch via a command-line, you must use its ProductCode property value in place of the file name.

Here's a command-line example to uninstall a K3000 v14 patch:

msiexec /x {5329B5A6-77FD-4DDD-9130-D823047D1B22} /qn /norestart

2. Download the .msi version of the latest version 14 patch. Do not download the .exe version of the patch. You can download the latest v14 patch here: https://www.kurzweiledu.com/news-resources/software-updates/ki-3000-windows-version14-updates.html

3. Copy the .msi patch to your distribution point.

4. Create a job to install the .msi file. There's no specific property values that need to be passed to it. Just a simple silent install that doesn't require a reboot. Here's a command-line example for a v14.23 patch:

msiexec /i "<path>\K3000Patch14.23.msi" /qn /norestart

The above steps should result in any prior patch being uninstalled, and then a new patch being installed. This should occur silently (/qn) and without restarting (/norestart).

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