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[POWERSHELL] Let's automate my computer configuration :)


In my obsession about automation, I never took the time to automate my own laptop reconfiguration (yeah I know, poor me ...). I have my up to date Windows 10 image with my drivers, but that's all. I never automated my software reinstallation or my Windows 10 configuration as I like it :)

So the last couple of days, I've decided to do so :)

You'll find in my GitHub repo a script doing these steps :

  1. Check if chocolatey is installed, if not, install it
  2. Install some softwares
    • Foxit Reader
    • Flash Player
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    • VLC
    • Silverlight
    • Handbrake
    • Sonos Controller
    • iTunes
    • qBittorent
    • Git
    • GitHub
    • Visual Studio Code
    • Kitty
    • Remote Desktop Manager
    • FileZilla
    • Teamviewer
    • Keepass
    • Winscp
    • WinMerge
    • 7zip
    • Lightshot
    • Evernote
    • Dropbox
    • Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus
    • Microsoft Teams
    • Slack
    • Rufus
    • Grisbi
    • Toggl
    • Listary
    • JRE 8
    • NuGet
    • AzureAD PowerShell module
    • MSOnline PowerShell module
    • SharePoint PnP for SharePoint Online module
  3. Configuring Windows as I want it to be configured
    • Install Hyper-V
    • Disable Windows 10 hibernation
    • Unpin start menu tiles
    • Remove Windows 10 Fax
    • Uninstall Windows XPS printer
    • Uninstall Microsoft Windows 10 preinstalled softwares
    • Show "This PC" desktop shortcut
    • Show hidden files in Windows explorer
    • Show well known extension in Windows explorer
    • Hide search taskbar
    • Configure Windows explorer to open at "This PC" location
    • Configure Control Panel view to "Categories"
    • Hide frequently and recently used item from Windows explorer

For the configuration functions, I used some functions developped by Ali Robertson in its script reclaimWindows10.ps1

You'll find my script on my GitHub repository : Direct Link to the script

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