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What software do I have loaded on my Windows machine?

When I get a new windows machine I always load up a specific set of software. I always start with these two projects to help me get them loaded:

  1. Ninite – Install and Update All Your Programs at Once
  2. Chocolatey – Software Management Automation

I use Ninite first as it has these basic apps that I love to load up all the time:

  • Chrome
  • Opera
  • Firefox
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • FileZilla
  • Notepad++
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Skype
  • Evernote
  • 7-Zip
  • WinRAR
  • .NET 4.6.2
  • Essentials
  • TeamViewer 12
  • WinDirStat
  • More to come…

After I have installed all of the Ninite software, I then get Chocolatey setup and use the command line to install these apps:

  • Git
  • Node JS
  • More to come…

I do also install a few development tools and other misc. file seperately that don’t come with the packages above:

  • Visual Studio Community 2015
  • SQL Server Express & Management Studio
  • More to come…

not quite finished yet…