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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 to migrate from Chocolatey to Scoop?

I'm finding that Scoop's repos are more often updated than Chocolatey's (am I wrong?). Scoop doesn't immediately recognise apps already installed, so I wanted a way to let Scoop know the apps I had ...
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How to install the latest patch version of a package with chocolatey?

I need Python 3.8 on my box and decided to install it with Chocolatey. I see there are a lot of them: > choco list python3 -e --all Chocolatey v0.12.1 python3 3.10.2 [Approved] python3 3.10.1 [...
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chocolatey:anaconda install path concatenate

I learned anaconda install parameter in chocolatey like choco install anaconda3 --params '"/AddToPath /D:c:\MyTools"' I want to customize the install path ,like choco install anaconda3 --...
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Chocolatey exhibiting strange behaviour and refusing to uninstall installed packages that are not installed

For some reason, neovim has simply just disappeared after an upgrade (choco upgrade all). > choco upgrade neovim -y Chocolatey v0.11.3 Upgrading the following packages: neovim By upgrading, you ...
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Installing chocolatey in windows 7

I am trying to installing chocolaty on windows 7 machine. 1. I open power shell terminal with admin 2. Set-Execution policy to AllSigned 3.Then in copied the below code in powershell terminal Set-...
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Opening powershell terminal from the script for the execution purpose

# Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy Bypass (Before running the script execute the command in terminal for admin rights) # Step 1) install Chocolatey when needed if (-not (Test-Path ...
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How to install outdated packages using chocolatey

#step 1) Installing Chocolatey when needed if (-not (Test-Path -Path "$env:ProgramData\Chocolatey\choco.exe" -PathType Leaf)) { # from https://chocolatey.org/install Set-...
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Powershell script for software automation using chocolatey

Code for my chocolatey script: $apps=@('googlechrome','firefox','codeblocks','windbg','nasm','explorersuite','pestudio','vscode','sysinternals','python','Google Earth') function Show-Menu { ...
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How to resolve tilde-completed paths in windows Cmd/Powershell

I'm trying to automate uninstallation of some applications, one of which is XtremeTuner. XtremeTuner saves a command used to uninstall it in the registry under HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\...
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How to add GUI installed programs

I've recently started using Chocolatey to install new programs on my computer and to then subsequently upgrade them. However, there are many programs that I have already installed which appear when I ...
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Why vagrant claim about Powershell version (minimum 3)?

Trying to use Vagrant and it claims about Powershell minimum version 3 installed. I have Windows 10 Pro and Vagrant 2.2.16 and the minimum version at Windows 10 is 5. Tried to use chocolatey and ...
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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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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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