How I re-build my laptop in minutes vs hours using PowerShell and Chocolatey

I re-build my laptop about every 3 to 4 months.  The old way was to Install Windows 10, then eventually install software I had missing as I needed it. I wasted lots of time searching for, downloading and installing the many different apps I use daily.

 

The New Way with PowerShell and Chocolatey

    1. Install Windows 10
    2. Open up PowerShell as an administrator
    3. Set my PowerShell Execution Policy to Remote Signed

    1. Install Chocolatey from an elevated command prompt

 

CMD

  1. Run my PowerShell Script to install the software I want

Script

Install

 

For more packages see the Chocolatey Gallery https://chocolatey.org/packages

 

I also install the SCOM console from my file server using PowerShell

 

Download my script: Link

One Response to How I re-build my laptop in minutes vs hours using PowerShell and Chocolatey

  1. Kavanagh May 26, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

    I prefer install-package versus choco install

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