Two Helpful Tools to Automate Your Windows Setup

Boxstarter: Start the installation
  • Chocolatey: A package manager for Windows (like apt-get for Linux), which can install most software with just a command
  • Boxstarter: A tool to automate the configuration of Windows settings and installation of Chocolatey packages.
  1. Fing your package on the online database
  2. Add the following to your Boxstarter script or open a Powershell terminal with admin privileges and execute: choco install <package name> -y
  1. Have a look at the Boxstarter repository and find a script you want to use.
  2. Add the script to your Boxstarter setup script or open a Powershell terminal with admin privileges and execute it. For example: Set-TaskbarOptions -AlwaysShowIconsOn

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Michael L.

M. Sc Informatics Student in Munich, Germany. Full-stack software engineer and solutions architect.