I already blogged about the package management module of the Powershell and how great and awesome it is (Powershell package management – NuGet, Chocolatey and Co). It just can happen, that the installation of some modules from chocolatey do not work as expected. I had this e.g. for Firefox or Chrome. In such cases, it’s better to directly use chocolatey (choco.exe).
Fastest way to install and run it is to open Powershell as administrator and execute the following script:
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted iwr https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1 -UseBasicParsing | iex
This installs chocolatey and adds it to the path. After that, you should be able to run chocolatey:
choco install firefox -x86 choco install notepadplusplus -x86 # 64 bit version does not have all plugins