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Last Update:

20 Oct 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Electronic Arts


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Downloads of v


Software Author(s):

  • Electronic Arts

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Exempted: Installation of dependency KB2919355 times out on verifier


Scan Testing Exemption for this package version only:

File too large to be scanned


To install Origin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Origin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Origin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade origin -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade origin -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure origin installed
    name: origin
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'origin' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: origin,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller origin
   Name     = 'origin'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'origin':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install origin version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

Origin is an online gaming, digital distribution and digital rights management (DRM) platform developed by Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase games on the internet for PC and mobile platforms, and download them with the Origin client (formerly EA Download Manager, EA Downloader and EA Link).

Origin contains social features such as profile management, networking with friends with chat and direct game joining along with an in-game overlay, streaming via TwitchTV and sharing of game library and community integration with networking sites like Facebook, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Nintendo Network.

Package Parameters

  • /NoAutoUpdate - Disable the auto updating of the origin client. NOTE: May also disable auto updating of installed games, but that is not tested
  • /InstallDir: - Select the location to where the origin client should be installed (Defaults to C:\Program Files\Origin (32bit), C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin (64bit), or the previously installed location)
  • /LaunchOrigin - Start Origin Client after installation
  • /StartOrigin - Alias for /LaunchOrigin
  • /NoStartMenuIcon - Don't create a shortcut on the start menu
  • /DesktopIcon - Create a shortcut on the desktop

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

Get-Process -Name 'OriginWebHelperService' -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue | Stop-Process -Force
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  url          = ''
  softwareName = 'Origin*' # Probably not needed, but we add registry keys so we keep it
  checksum     = 'E4F9F42CD0717A7CD05B7443856ED832A5C5CC186ACD0138B2B86CE80104E6BBDC0C7DA2FA69A804ECB0177AB75276FEF5823300DD2C9951E308DA6BCADA8051'
  checksumType = 'sha512'
  destination  = Get-PackageCacheLocation

if ($env:ChocolateyForce -ne $true) {
  try {
    $InstalledVersion = Get-UninstallRegistryKey $packageArgs['softwareName'] | Select-Object -First 1 -Expand 'DisplayVersion'

    if ([Version]::Parse($InstalledVersion) -ge [Version]::Parse(''))
      Write-Host "Skipping installation because version $InstalledVersion is already installed."
  } catch {
    # Installed version couldn't be checked, attempt installation
    Write-Warning "Unable to check for existing origin version, assuming it do not exist..."

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
$zipFile = Get-ChildItem "$($packageArgs['destination'])" "*.zip" -Recurse | Select-Object -first 1 -expand FullName
$packageArgs['file'] = $zipFile
$packageArgs['destination'] = GetInstallLocation $pp

if ($pp.NoAutoUpdate) {
  CreateRegistrySettings -installPath $packageArgs['destination'] -autoUpdate $false -version ''
else {
  CreateRegistrySettings -installPath $packageArgs['destination'] -autoUpdate $true -version ''

Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs

CreateShortcuts -pp $pp -installDir $packageArgs['destination']

if ($pp.LaunchOrigin -or $pp.StartOrigin) {
  $exe = "$($packageArgs["destination"])\Origin.exe"
  Start-Process $exe
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
. "$toolsDir\helpers.ps1"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName   = 'Origin*'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  silentArgs     = '/noUpdate /uninstall /silent'
  validExitCodes = @(0)

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey @packageArgs

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | ForEach-Object {
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert the package maintainer that the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

function GetInstallLocation() {

  # First check if origin is already installed
  $installPath = GetInstallLocationFromRegistry

  if ($installPath) { return $installPath }
  elseif ($pp.InstallDir) { return $pp.InstallDir }
  elseif (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 32) { return "C:\Program Files\Origin" }
  else { return "C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin" }

function GetInstallLocationFromRegistry() {
  $key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName 'Origin' | Select-Object -first 1

  if ($key) {
    return $key.InstallLocation

function CreateRegistrySettings() {
  param([string]$installPath, [bool]$autoUpdate, [string]$version)
  if ($installPath.EndsWith('\')) {
    $installPath = $installPath.TrimEnd('\')

  $originSettings = @{
    AutopatchGlobal   = 'true'
    Autoupdate        = if ($autoUpdate) { 'true' } else { 'false' }
    ClientPath        = "$installPath\Origin.exe"
    ClientVersion     = $version
    InstallSuccesfull = 'true'
    IsBeta            = 'false'
    TelemOO           = 'false'

  $uninstallSettings = @{
    DisplayIcon     = "$installPath\OriginUninstall.exe"
    DisplayName     = 'Origin'
    DisplayVersion  = $version
    InstallLocation = $installPath
    Publisher       = 'Electronic Arts, Inc.'
    UninstallString = "$installPath\OriginUninstall.exe"
    URLInfoAbout    = ''

  if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -Compare 32) {
    $originRegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Origin'
    $uninstallRegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin'
  else {
    $originRegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Origin'
    $uninstallRegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Origin'

  if (!(Test-Path $originRegPath)) {
    New-Item -Path $originRegPath -Force | Out-Null
  if (!(Test-Path $uninstallRegPath)) {
    New-Item -Path $uninstallRegPath -Force | Out-Null

  Write-Host "Creating/Updating Origin Client registry settings..."
  $originSettings.Keys | ForEach-Object {
    New-ItemProperty -Path $originRegPath -Name $_ -Value $originSettings[$_] -Force | Out-Null

  Write-Host "Creating/Updating Origin Client uninstall registry settings..."
  $uninstallSettings.Keys | ForEach-Object {
    New-ItemProperty -Path $uninstallRegPath -Name $_ -Value $uninstallSettings[$_] -Force | Out-Null

function CreateShortcuts() {
  param($pp, $installDir)

  $originExec = Resolve-Path "$installDir/origin.exe"

  if (!($pp.NoStartMenuIcon)) {
    $startMenu = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath('CommonPrograms')
    $link = "$startMenu\Origin.lnk"

    Write-Host "Creating Origin Start Menu shortcut..."
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $link -TargetPath $originExec

  if ($pp.DesktopIcon) {
    $desktop = [System.Environment]::GetFolderPath("CommonDesktop")
    $link = "$desktop\Origin.lnk"

    Write-Host "Creating Origin Desktop shortcut..."
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $link -TargetPath $originExec

function RemoveShortcuts() {
  ) | ForEach-Object {
    if (Test-Path "$_\Origin.lnk") { Remove-Item -Force "$_\Origin.lnk" }

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Origin 1633 Thursday, October 14, 2021 Approved
Origin 884 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Exempted
Origin 1848 Monday, October 4, 2021 Exempted
Origin 3225 Wednesday, September 15, 2021 Approved
Origin 3105 Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Exempted
Origin 2109 Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Exempted
Origin 5467 Thursday, June 24, 2021 Exempted
Origin 5800 Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Exempted
Origin 280 Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Exempted

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