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Installing Software as a Non-Administrator Using Chocolatey
:: Pick one of these two files (cmd or ps1)
:: Set directory for installation - Chocolatey does not lock
:: down the directory if not the default
SET INSTALLDIR=c:\ProgramData\chocoportable
setx ChocolateyInstall %INSTALLDIR%
:: All install options - offline, proxy, etc at
:: https://chocolatey.org/install
@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "(iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))) >$null 2>&1" && SET PATH="%PATH%;%INSTALLDIR%\bin"
CALL choco install puppet-agent.portable -y
CALL choco install ruby.portable -y
CALL choco install git.commandline -y
:: pick an editor
::CALL choco install visualstudiocode.portable -y :: Not available yet
CALL choco install notepadplusplus.commandline -y
::CALL choco install nano -y
::CALL choco install vim-tux.portable
:: What else can I install without admin rights?
:: https://chocolatey.org/packages?q=id%3Aportable
# Pick one of these two files (cmd or ps1)
# Set directory for installation - Chocolatey does not lock
# down the directory if not the default
$InstallDir='C:\ProgramData\chocoportable'
$env:ChocolateyInstall="$InstallDir"
# If your PowerShell Execution policy is restrictive, you may
# not be able to get around that. Try setting your session to
# Bypass.
Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass
# All install options - offline, proxy, etc at
# https://chocolatey.org/install
iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))
# PowerShell 3+?
#iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex
choco install puppet-agent.portable -y
choco install ruby.portable -y
choco install git.commandline -y
# pick an editor
#choco install visualstudiocode.portable -y # not yet available
choco install notepadplusplus.commandline -y
#choco install nano -y
#choco install vim-tux.portable
# What else can I install without admin rights?
# https://chocolatey.org/packages?q=id%3Aportable
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Working on adding visualstudiocode.portable

@P4z
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P4z commented Feb 26, 2019

For a quick non-admin installation I actually prefer this one-liner:
$env:chocolateyUseWindowsCompression='true' ; $env:ChocolateyInstall="$home\choco" ; iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex ; $env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") ; choco --version

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pbb72 commented Jun 24, 2019

This code is confusing. Is it for installing Chocolatey itself, or is it for installing packages? If both, then why? Does one need to re-install Chocolatey on non-admin systems every time one wants to install a package? Or do most users only every run Chocolatey once, to install their favorite packages, and then never touch it again?

Also, the comment line "PowerShell 3+?" is confusing. Is it so common to still use PowerShell 2 (even though v.6 is current) that 3+ is commented out? Is there any advantage of using the 3+ command on modern systems? Why is it commented out?

Note: the official Chocolatey install documentation links to this gist.

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$env:chocolateyUseWindowsCompression='true' ; $env:ChocolateyInstall="$home\choco" ; iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex ; $env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") ; choco --version

This worked for me.
Thabk you very mcuh @pbb72

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$env:chocolateyUseWindowsCompression='true' ; $env:ChocolateyInstall="$home\choco" ; iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex ; $env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") ; choco --version

Thanks Bro.

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DanTheDood commented Feb 11, 2024

$env:chocolateyUseWindowsCompression='true' ; $env:ChocolateyInstall="$home\choco" ; iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex ; $env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") ; choco --version

Finnaly, my brain doesn't have to hurt just to install chocolatey. thanks @P4z!

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