Installing Chocolatey Package Manager


What is Chocolatey?

Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows 7+.  It allows you to install applications with simple command-line commands. For example:

choco install googlechrome


choco install skype

How do I install it?

  1. First, open an administrative Windows PowerShell prompt by doing the following:
    1. Copy the string “powershell start-process powershell -verb runas” to your clipboard.
    2. Press Windows+R
    3. Press Ctrl+V
    4. Press Enter.
  2. Now, copy the entire following block of text:
    Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted
    iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

    Paste into the PowerShell prompt, then press enter.

(Note: it will prompt your permission to proceed. Type Y and press enter.)

How do I use it?

First, visit the Chocolatey Gallery to see the complete list of packages available, and to search for packages.

To install a package, simply type, as I’ve already shown above, something like:

choco install googlechrome

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