The Quickest Way To Install Windows Software: From The Command Prompt

Installing software on Windows is easy, right? You just need to
  • Search for the program you want to download
  • Download an installer
  • Run that installer
  • Click “Next” several times, all while
  • Making sure to uncheck unwanted toolbars and other crap.
Not difficult, but annoying – and somewhat time-consuming.
Now imagine if you could install software just by typing three words and hitting “Enter”. No waiting for the download to finish, no clicking “Next”, and no toolbars – just tell your computer to install something, and it will.
package manager is coming to Windows 10 via the PowerShell. Meanwhile, check out Chocolatey. This free program is a package manager for Windows. Anyone familiar with Linux will recognize the concept, but Windows users need only know that Chocolatey is a hands-off way to install things: one command from you and software will be downloaded and installed automatically.
We’ve shown you commands every Windows user should know; Chocolatey adds another super power to your command prompt. Here’s how to use it.

Say you want to install Chrome on your new Windows computer. With Chocolatey, all you need to do is open an administrative command prompt, then type one simple command:
choco install GoogleChrome
Hit “Enter” and Chocolatey will do its thing, downloading Chrome and running the installation process in the background. You can then get to work on something else, or walk away from your computer entirely, but you don’t need to do anything else for the installation to finish.

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