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Boxstarter Commands for a new Windows box.
# Description: Boxstarter Script
# Author: Jess Frazelle <jess@linux.com>
# Last Updated: 2017-09-11
#
# Run this boxstarter by calling the following from an **elevated** command-prompt:
# start http://boxstarter.org/package/nr/url?<URL-TO-RAW-GIST>
#
# Learn more: http://boxstarter.org/Learn/WebLauncher
#---- TEMPORARY ---
Disable-UAC
#--- Fonts ---
choco install inconsolata -y
#--- Windows Settings ---
Disable-BingSearch
Disable-GameBarTips
Set-WindowsExplorerOptions -EnableShowHiddenFilesFoldersDrives -EnableShowProtectedOSFiles -EnableShowFileExtensions
Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -Lock
Set-TaskbarOptions -Size Small -Dock Bottom -Combine Full -AlwaysShowIconsOn
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneExpandToCurrentFolder -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name NavPaneShowAllFolders -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name LaunchTo -Value 1
Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name MMTaskbarMode -Value 2
#--- Windows Subsystems/Features ---
choco install Microsoft-Hyper-V-All -source windowsFeatures
choco install Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux -source windowsfeatures
#--- Tools ---
choco install git -params '"/GitAndUnixToolsOnPath /WindowsTerminal"' -y
choco install poshgit
choco install vim
#--- Apps ---
choco install googlechrome
choco install docker-for-windows
choco install microsoft-teams
choco install vcxsrv
#--- Restore Temporary Settings ---
Enable-UAC
Enable-MicrosoftUpdate
Install-WindowsUpdate -acceptEula
# Description: Uninstall unecessary applications that come with Windows out of the box
# Author: Jess Frazelle <jess@linux.com>
# Last Updated: 2017-09-11
# Dropbox
Get-AppxPackage *Dropbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
# McAfee Security
# Netflix
Get-AppxPackage *Netflix* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Solitaire
Get-AppxPackage *Solitaire* | Remove-AppxPackage
# Xbox
Get-AppxPackage *Xbox* | Remove-AppxPackage
## Other useful commands
#--- List all installed programs --#
Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\* | Select-Object DisplayName, DisplayVersion, Publisher, InstallDate |Format-Table -AutoSize
#--- List all store-installed programs --#
Get-AppxPackage | Select-Object Name, PackageFullName, Version |Format-Table -AutoSize
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