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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/19/2017.

Repeatable, reboot resilient windows environment installations made easy using Chocolatey packages. When its time to repave either bare metal or virtualized instances, locally or on a remote machine, Boxstarter can automate both trivial and highly complex installations. Compatible with all Windows versions from Windows 7/2008 R2 forward.

To install Boxstarter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install boxstarter

To upgrade Boxstarter, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade boxstarter


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    try { 
        Write-Host "To load all Boxstarter Modules immediately, just enter 'BoxstarterShell'." -ForegroundColor Yellow
        Write-Host "Interested in Windows Azure VM integration? Run CINST Boxstarter.Azure to install Boxstarter's Azure integration."
    } catch {
        throw $_.exception

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Software Author(s)

  • Matt Wrock


Release Notes

  • Fix for missing AlphaFS.dll
  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.7
  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.5
  • Add required tags element to boxstarter.common nuspec
  • Fix Set-ExplorerOption argument names
  • Fix Nuspec dependencies to be exact
  • Update vendored chocolatey to stable 0.10.4
  • Randomize package names generated from script to avoid file locks
  • Update vendored Chocolatey to 0.10.4 beta
  • Add Icon toggling of task bar notifications in Set-TaskbarOptions
  • Fix registry key name in Set-TaskbarOptions on some Windows 10 versions
  • Fix Default of RebootOk in boxstarter shell
  • Stop powershell profile loading when in powershell v2

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Boxstarter 2.9.27 230 Wednesday, June 21, 2017 waiting for maintainer
Boxstarter 2.9.24 321 Sunday, June 18, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.14 5378 Friday, May 5, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.5 3187 Thursday, March 30, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.2 1672 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.9.0 201 Monday, March 27, 2017 approved
Boxstarter 2.8.29 29985 Sunday, May 22, 2016 approved
Boxstarter 2.8.27 44 Sunday, May 22, 2016 approved
Boxstarter 2.8.21 691 Thursday, April 28, 2016 approved
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