Easily Install PC Programs Using PowerShell and Chocolatey
Chocolatey is a simple and powerful PowerShell-based software management solution that allows you to manage every aspect of your Windows software environment, including updates over time! You just type a simple PowerShell command for whatever program you want to install and manage, run it, and boom — instant success.
Not only can Chocolatey manage software installation, but it can also manage updates as well, all through simple PowerShell.
For those who have a complicated software environment for our PC, being able to skip the literally hours of tedious work going through step-by-step installations manually is vital.
Today, we’re going to concentrate on one of its best-loved features: common software installation using PowerShell.
PowerShell vs Command Prompt
PowerShell is our weapon of choice for this installation because of its user-friendly “cmdlets” which are easy to understand because of their verb-noun convention for explaining what a command is and what it does. Chocolatey can also be installed using Command Prompt using a slightly different method.
Don’t worry. Even if you’re very new to using the more advanced features of Windows, this guide will walk you through the process.
A note regarding advanced Chocolatey features
Chocolatey is an extremely powerful tool with a large range of features and options that can become quite addicting to use when compared to manual methods of handling your PC's software. We will soon have several guides available for managing your software using Chocolatey, including advanced GUI (graphical user interface features), advanced PowerShell commands for controlling software installed via Chocolatey, and using your own custom .bat file to install Chocolatey automatically on your system (along with all the software you could ever desire).