Use Chocolatey to Automatically Install PC Programs!
Chocolatey is a PowerShell-based software management solution that allows you to manage every aspect of your Windows software environment. 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 the installation of software, it can automatically install your software via PowerShell!
PowerShell commands can be run through a .bat file that you set up beforehand. Don’t worry if this sounds complicated, we’re going to walk you through the creation of the commands you’ll need to install the programs you want, as well as how to create the batch file itself.
Once you’ve created this file you can store it in the Cloud or on a local device, like a flash drive. When you find yourself needing to install your software on a new computer, all you do is drop the batch file onto your new device, run it, and the PowerShell will begin to run automatically.
If you’re familiar with it, Notepad++ is a really powerful and simple tool that will make creating something like this batch file a whole lot easier. If you prefer to use Windows notepad you totally can, but we definitely recommend Notepad++.