I always dread the moment I have to reinstall my own laptop for work or home because of all the software I have to put on it. Recently I have discovered chocolatey and this has made it a very easy installation procedure. I did have to drop and swap some programs from there but beyond that it has been an awesome discovery. I’ve made a simple batch file for deploying software to laptops in the company as well which I use now to deploy standard software to end users.
My own personal file is below:
@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin choco install -y 1password 7zip audacity ccleaner dropbox easybcd f.lux fiddler4 filezilla Firefox foxitreader gimp googlechrome logparser malwarebytes markdownpad2 mysql.workbench nmap notepadplusplus obs openssl.light opera putty quicktime rdcman silverlight Skype slack speedfan steam sysinternals teamviewer treesizefree vlc webpi wireshark winmerge wudt