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Install Chocolatey on Windows

Install Chocolatey on Windows

This post is a guide on installing the Chocolatey package manager on Windows by running a PowerShell command.

Chocolatey allows you to manage software packages on your system with simple ‘choco’ commands. In this post after I install Chocolatey I’m installing a GUI to view all installed packages.

# Install Chocolatey using PowerShell
# Install Chocolatey GUI

Install Chocolatey using PowerShell

Run the following script within PowerShell (as Administrator):

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

Check the version of choco to verify the install, or go ahead and install a package (e.g. choco install git).

Install Chocolatey GUI

Installing a package is done with ‘choco install <packagename>’. There’s about 8,000 maintained packages at the time of writing this. Some of the most popular packages include Chrome, Firefox, Java, Flash, Notepad++, 7zip, Git & Python.

choco install chocolateygui

Now open the Chocolatey GUI application. There will be a shortcut for this in your Start Menu too.

You can uninstall/reinstall packages from the GUI.


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