May 12, 2022    Share on: Twitter | Facebook | HackerNews | Reddit

Chocolatey (Windows)

NOTE: there is already an official tool from Microsoft for downloading and upgrading software as packages: [[winget]]


Step 1 — Opening and Configuring PowerShell

Open Powershell as admin

cd ~
echo "type: RemoteSigned"
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser



confirm with Y


$ Get-ExecutionPolicy -List

should give: ``` Scope ExecutionPolicy ----- --------------- MachinePolicy Undefined UserPolicy Undefined Process Undefined CurrentUser RemoteSigned LocalMachine Undefined

### Step 2 — Installing the Package Manager Chocolatey
$script = New-Object Net.WebClient
iwr -UseBasicParsing | iex
choco feature enable -n allowGlobalConfirmation

List packages installed WITH CHOCO locally

choco list -l

or use shortcut clist

List ALL software installed by choco or classical installer:

clist -li

Upgrade (all) packages

choco upgrade all

Install chocolatey gui:

choco install chocolateygui




my packets

$ choco install Firefox GoogleChrome doublecmd fsviewer git greenshot SublimeText3 winscp sumatrapdf kitty ccleaner procmon conemu f.lux transmission 
choco install pycharm-community virtualbox vlc sandboxie winamp vscode meld partitionwizard ffmepg cmder defraggler

other things to install

searchmyfiles, Album art downloader XUI, windirstat