I've the installer in EXE format (mt5setup.exe) and I'd like to download it and automate the installation process on Appveyor CI. On Linux I would normally use xdotool.

Since this installer doesn't have any silent flags to use, how can I automate the installation process headlessly?

  • Best idea coming to my mind: autoitscript.com/site/autoit (but out of this, writing this as an answer would be too long or link only)
    – Tensibai
    Feb 28, 2017 at 17:39
  • Brief answer how to use it would be fine.
    – kenorb
    Feb 28, 2017 at 17:40
  • There's no brief answer, this mean watching the install and writing the script, the tool examples are good I think and just quoting the doc doesn't sound an answer to me :/.
    – Tensibai
    Feb 28, 2017 at 17:42
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    And another option could be chocolatey.org (again, answering mean installing your linked software or quoting the doc.
    – Tensibai
    Feb 28, 2017 at 17:44

1 Answer 1


The installation of Windows application can be automated using AutoHotkey (AHK), similar as Winetricks does this for all common apps which support.

Here is example of AHK script which aims to install mentioned application:

Run, mt5setup.exe
WinWait, MetaTrader 5 Setup
ControlClick, Button1
Sleep 100
ControlClick, Button3
WinWait, MetaTrader 5 Setup, Installation successfully completed
ControlClick, Button4
Process, Wait, terminal.exe
Process, Close, terminal.exe

To integrate it with CI, AHK needs to be installed by downloading ZIP file, uncompressing it and passing the above AHK script. Suggested appveyor.yml file:

- curl -sLo https://www.metatrader5.com/en/download
- curl -sLo http://www.autohotkey.com/download/AutoHotkey104805.zip
- unzip *.zip
- dir
- AutoHotkey.exe install.ahk
build: off
platform: x86

where install.ahk is the file to contain above AHK script which can be dynamically generated or downloaded from some repository.

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