New Windows package manager available in Powershell 5.0 This is quite revolutionary.

Posted: November 1, 2014. At: 4:56 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7876

There is a new package manager available for Windows 8.1, this allows the installation of Windows software with the Powershell command line.

Windows PowerShell
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PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Install-Package -name Chrome
WARNING: Skipping package provider provider 'NuGet'-- missing required option 'Destination'

The package 'xChrome' comes from a package source that is not marked as trusted.
Are you sure you want to install software from 'https://msconfiggallery.cloudapp.net/api/v2/'?
[Y] Yes  [N] No  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "Y"): y

Name                             Version          Status           Source         Summary
----                             -------          ------           ------         -------
xChrome                          1.0.0            Installed        https://msc...

The above example is installing Chrome. But there is other software available. This could revolutionize the process of setting up a Windows machine if it could be scripted, then you could just run a script and install all of your favorite software easily.

Use the Find-Package cmdlet to list all available packages for installation. This will return quite a long list, but hopefully this list will be longer soon.

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