Choco is the command that uses in Chocolatey on Windows 10/8/7 platforms to install different software available as Chocolatey packages. Now what exactly the Chocolatey is? If you have ever used Ubuntu or Centos or any other Linux OS, they all have their own package manager that we use to install the different application via command line such as apt-get or yum. But they don’t work for Windows, thus, this has given inception of Chocolatey which work as a Windows package manager to install various software via Command Prompt or Powershell, directly using few commands.
It is built on NuGet infrastructure and able to manage all aspects of managing Windows software by understanding both versioning and dependency requirements.
So, if you are new to Chocolatey then you can go its packages to see all the available ones. However, here we are showing a tutorial on how to install Google Chrome browser using Chocolatey on Windows 10/8/7.
Step 1: Install Chocolatey
If you already have this Windows package manager then leave this step and move the next step one. And if someone doesn’t have it then see this article to know how to download Chocolatery for installation.
Step 2: Open Power shell
Go to Windows search box and type Power shell, when it appears, run it under administrator rights.
Step 3: Choco command to install the Google Chrome browser
Now in your PowerShell fire the below command to get Google chrome browser packages without using any browser to download setup and then install the same manually. Just a single command that’s it!
choco install googlechrome
Step 4: Upgrade Chrome via Choco
In future, if you want to upgrade Google Chrome browser than that can be done using Chocolatey’s Choco upgrade command in Powershell, here is that:
choco upgrade googlechrome
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