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Chocolatey is a Windows apt-get like global automation tool (used mostly as a silent installer).

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How do I set up Cmder with settings in an automated way

I am installing cmder on newly created development virtual machines using Vagrant. (I am using choco to install cmder) One of the things I would relly like to do is to have Cmder set up with a ...
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Windows 10 Boot very slow

After installing chocolatey, meteor, git and vscode my Windows boot time got up from like 5 seconds to 25 seconds. I installed meteor by this installer https://forums.meteor.com/t/meteor-windows-...
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chocolatey install blocked by antivirus on windows 10

I'm trying to install chocolatey package manager on my local machine as administrator using instructions given on https://docs.chocolatey.org/en-us/choco/setup#install-with-powershell.exe I opened ...
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Add a directory as a target in chocolatey nuspec file

i want to add a directory as a target in .nuspec file.i tried : <file src="bin\banner\*" target="bin\banner\" /> chocolatey didn't elicit any error and created the nupkg ...
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installing windows-sdk-10-version-2004-all fails reporting “was not successful. Exit code was '-2146889721'”

Installing windows-sdk-10-version-2004-all using chocolatey in docker with Dockerfile FROM mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:ltsc2019 RUN powershell.exe -NoProfile -InputFormat None -...
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What are the risks of changing execution policy to AllSigned

I want to install Chocolatey in my computer because it is needed for installing Haskell. Chocolatey website asks to change the execution policy to AllSigned. I read about execution policy on MS ...
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Can I manage GnuWin packages (from SourceForge) using Choco (gnuwin32-coreutils)

I've installed GnuWin32 (choco install gnuwin32-coreutils.install) using Chocolatey and it has automatically installed various programs into C:\Gnuwin32\bin. However, am I able to install/uninstall ...
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How “clean” are Chocolatey installs and uninstalls?

I have installed Chocolatey and tested it by installing Docker Desktop. All is well and good, but I wonder, if I uninstall Docker Desktop through Chocolatey, will the package manager delete everything ...
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Chocolatey: How to install Gnu-Make?

I have choco installed on powershell. If I run powershell as an admin, and type: choco install gnu-make Choco knows that there is a gnu-make package out there, but it can't install it from the repos ...
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Every now and again I want to upgrade a pinned package in chocolatey

I upgrade all my packages weekly with cup all -y However there are several applications that I use infrequently. I want to upgrade them about once every 6 or 12 weeks. So I pinned them. That is ...
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Does Chocolatey has “brew tap” equivalent?

I was wondering if chocolatey package manager has something equivalent to brew tap? In the sense that as a developer I can host some template file(formula) on GitHub and add it to my chocolatey CLI ...
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How to use choco install winrar or other command to enable the cascaded context menu?

Context I use chocolatey as a package manager or software manager on different (remote) systems. WinRAR is also in my top 10 of software to be installed on new systems. I used ninite.com before, but ...
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Error message: root element is missing

When updating all Chocolatey packages, the following error message appears: Root element is missing. See the log for details (C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\logs\chocolatey.log). chocolatey.log details ...
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How to list packages installed with chocolatey ordered by install date?

'Choco list -lia' shows a lot of information, but not the installation dates. What parameters do I use to get those?
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How do I install Ruby 2.6 with Chocolatey?

I tried to list all version of Ruby but it only lists one. choco list ruby --exact --all ruby 2.7.0.1 [Approved] 1 packages found. Nokogiri won't work with the latest Ruby. Gem::...
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Set unzip location in Chocolatey Package Install Arguments

I'm trying to install a Chocolatey package which is essentially a zip archive from Github repository releases. Is it possible to set a custom unzip path in a manner similar to choco install ...
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Where is the Visual Studio 2015 Build Tools installed to?

I installed the Microsoft Build Tools 2015 Update 3 using Chocolatey: https://chocolatey.org/packages/microsoft-build-tools/14.0.25420.1 But I can't find where it actually installed the files. Can't ...
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chocolatey upgrade all -y command fails

I've been getting this error for a long time and can't update it. Error Like for every package: You have flashplayeractivex v32.0.0.293 installed. Version 32.0.0.303 is available ...
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Force reinstall of all chocolatey packages after profile “migration”

For various reasons, my Windows user profile has been recreated; and - AppData files have been copied into the new profile, but not registry contents. Now, I'm trying to restore the installation ...
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Using Chocolately how do I upgrade just one side-by-side package version?

I have to support two versions of the .net core SDK owing to compatibility issues. Therefore I run: choco install dotnetcore-sdk --version 2.1.700 -y --side-by-side choco install dotnetcore-sdk --...
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Configure SQL Server listening port with Ansible

I installed SQL Server Express Edition in remote Windows machine using Ansible-playbook, Ansible module "win_chocolatey" and Chocolatey package "sql-server-express". Here is my Ansible-playbook task: ...
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how do you open applications after installing with chocolatey?

I have checked through similar questions concerning chocolately/choco on windows powershell but I still can't find the answer to this simple one: How do you open a package after it's been installed ...
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How To Determine Bitness of Choclatey Package

Looking through the help, I see that the install defaults to your processor architecture; but if you have a 64-bit OS and only 32-bit package is available, it will fall back. So how can you tell ...
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Installing Chocolatey so that it can install packages as admin level

If Chocolatey, a Windows package manager, is installed using Administrator privileges, does it need Admin privileges to install other apps? If so, is there a way to allow Chocolatey to self-escalate ...
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chocolatey - is it safe to delete the hidden .chocolatey folder in Windows 10 [duplicate]

I'm not sure if it's okay to remove this folder located here C:\ProgramData\chocolatey This is not related to How to clear Chocolatey cache in the free version? as this did not solve the issue. Is ...
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The file was a text file but is attempting to be run as an executable - installing vim

I am trying to install vim using chocolately PS C:\opt1\abc> choco install -y vim Chocolatey v0.10.15 Installing the following packages: vim By installing you accept licenses for the packages. ...
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How to install numpy for Python 2 with choco?

I want to use chocolately to install numpy onto a Windows machine. However when I run: choco install numpy it tried to install a numpy for Python 3. How can I force it to install a version for ...
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Chocolatey needs permissions for 'Windows Security Client'

I'm trying to software using Chocolatey onto a Windows 7 Enterprise machine, but it requires permissions for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Microsoft Security ...
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Re-installing Python using Chocolatey doesn't work

Recently, I installed Python 3.8 using Chocolatey via Windows PowerShell on Windows 10. That was successful and added a new folder C:\Python38. However, I wanted to downgrade to a lower version of ...
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Chocolatey: How to retain certain version of a package but install new version when available also?

I have a software with v1.0 installed with chocolatey. I want to keep that version but want chocolatey to install v2.0 also (next to the older one) when I do the next choco update all. Is: choco ...
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Chocolatey can't install (Unable to connect to the remote server)

I have installed Chocolatey on my Windows 10 machine and then I have setup an internal Chocolatey registry on a internal Nexus instance. I have setup my Nexus instance as proxy for default official ...
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Chocolatey throwing errors when installing openvpn

As the title describes, choco install openvpn returns the below error; ERROR: Unable to import PGP key C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\lib\openvpn\tools\openvpn_public_key.asc' in the temporary keyring ...
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Choco install within Packer

I am running Packer within Jenkins using Chocolatey to install packages onto that Windows Server before it's created into an AMI, I am currently having an issue with chocolatey within packer not ...
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Can I recover Chocolatey from corrupted Win10

I have a corrupted win10 install that won't boot. I can read the hdd just fine. I would like to quickly recover and reinstall all the Chocolatey packages. Is there a way to recover the list of ...
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Access denied when trying to install Chocolatey from an elevated cmd

I'm trying to install Chocolatey following the instructions on their website. So I run Command Prompt as an administrator but when trying to install Chocolatey I get a message in the cmd saying '...
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Does chocolatey allow to have multiple versions of same packages side by side?

As example, I am looking to have multiple versions of same package present on my machine, and switch active version without having to re-download it from chocolatey/nuget server. To take this further, ...
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How to upgrade a Chocolatey package ONLY if it's installed (never install)?

I want to upgrade a specific package but only if its not installed. I run an update script that keeps all my pc's up2date. cup all and choco upgrade all work well for exactly this purpose, but does ...
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Chocolaty install of Google Chrome fails HASH check

I am getting an error when installing Google Chrome Browser in powershell using chocolatey. It works when I by-parse the hash check, but how do I make sure this is fixed in nuget? I can install other ...
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How do I tell chocolatey a program updated itself?

I installed a program (Paint.Net) with Choco. At the time, the version was 3.13, but Paint.Net updated itself to 3.15. However, when I run choco outdated, it still thinks 3.13 is installed and wants ...
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How to clear Chocolatey cache in the free version?

Installation-file-cleaning is currently only available in the licensed edition of Chocolatey ($96 a year) and the developers seemingly have no plans to offer cache-cleaning support for the free ...
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Installing Node Causes Windows 10 Machine to Repeatedly Restart

I've installed NodeJS, the Current (not LTS) version on my Windows 10 system. That seems to have installed at least a couple additional things along with it, namely Chocolatey and BoxStarter. Since ...
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How to resolve “ERROR: Specified cast is not valid.” error during installation?

I'm currently receiving this error when installing Java SE Runtime Environment (jre8), updating used to work fine: Searching if new version exists... ERROR: Specified cast is not valid. The install ...
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is there an alternative to in-sourcing chocolatey packages into say artifactory, if your users haven't got internet access

I am trying to set up Chocolatey, at my place of work. We do not allow users access to install software from the internet, but we do allow tools such as NuGet, Maven, Gradle and Chocolatey to pull ...
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Where does chocolatey install sysinternals?

Chocolatey has a nice sysinternals package, but where does it install to? (by default) https://chocolatey.org/packages/sysinternals
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Files in the same directory seen differently by different tools [duplicate]

I have installed chocolate(packet manager) programs at: C:\ProgramData\chocolatey\bin And also installed fzf(search tool) as GVIM plugin.Accidently installed at the same dir: C:\ProgramData\...
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Upgrading software with Chocolatey using installer GUI

I want to upgrade a specific package (gpg4win) with Chocolatey, but I would like to see the actual installer and tweak some settings (specifically I want to uncheck a certain option because of this ...
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List local chocolatey packages and order by installation date

Chocolatey packages tend to accumulate when you have installed them long ago and have stopped using them later. I could go manually through a list of local packages choco list -lo But with a long ...
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Chocolatey cannot install Microsoft Teams

I can perform other installations with Choco but not MS-Teams. It fails with this error even though I did the installation in elevated mode. What can I do about it?
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Stop adding unwanted processes to autorun after program update

1. Summary I install program → I remove program/service of program from autorun → I update program → program/service in autorun again. How I can remove process from Windows autorun preventively, ...
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How can I solve warning when I install chocolatey?

When I install chocolatey, I get error like this : ... WARNING: It's very likely you will need to close and reopen your shell before you can use choco. ... WARNING: You can safely ignore errors ...