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Hot Chocolatey

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This package was approved by moderator mwallner on 1/26/2018.

Hot chocolatey is a graphical user interface (GUI) for Chocolatey.


Hot chocolatey currently has only a few basic features.

  • Show installed packages
  • Show available updates
  • Search for packages
  • Show package information
  • Install/Update/Uninstall packages

Install location

Hot Chocolatey will be installed on it's default location %ProgramFiles(x86)%\HotChocolatey.

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

C:\> choco install hot-chocolatey

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

C:\> choco upgrade hot-chocolatey


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $name   = 'hot-chocolatey'
    $url = ''
    $silent = '/quiet'
    $checksum = '331ADF7BA5E27F551EB74665402FFD5098519078A0B298899A44977F599CFB0972E11145ED06B738EBA560399C1DFDDD20E9CBAFF065ADEB18121532FDA25E08'
    $checksumType = 'sha512'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $name 'msi' $silent $url -checksum $checksum -checksumType $checksumType
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'hot-chocolatey'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'hot-chocolatey'
    $msiProductCodeGuid = ''
    $shouldUninstall = $true
    $local_key     = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $local_key6432   = "HKCU:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName" 
    $machine_key   = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $machine_key6432 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $file = @($local_key, $local_key6432, $machine_key, $machine_key6432) `
        | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
        | Get-ItemProperty `
        | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString
    if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
        Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
        $shouldUninstall = $false
    $installerType = 'MSI' 
    $silentArgs = "$msiProductCodeGuid /qn /norestart"
    $validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)
    $file = ''
    if ($shouldUninstall) {
     Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file

Virus Scan Results

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • denxorz


Release Notes

v 7 "Green Giraffe"
* Improved menu
* Improved settings window, now using a hamburger menu.
* Settings window now includes features
* Can run from tray (can be enabled from settings)
* Can give notifications when updates are found (can be enabled from settings)
* Can start with Windows (can be enabled from settings)
* Will no longer ask for Administrator permissions (UAC) on startup, only when install is started
* Will remember window size and position

v 6
* Speed improvements
* No longer calling choco as command, but executing the method from chocolatey.lib
* Links now work

v 5
* Added ability to share which programs are installed
* Filter on shared programs
* Added button to directly open de command prompt
* Fixed #54: crash when using "Upgrade all"

v 4
* Update GUI manager
* Added settings screen
* Fixed some freezes
* Fixes version info displaying
* Display download count in Ks and Ms

v 3.2.2
* Update chocolatey installer script
* Made image loading async

v 3.1
* Speed improvements
* Installation/Update/uninstall progress reporting

v 2
* All-filter is now working
* Improved progress information
* Markdown support in description

v 1
* Initial release

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Hot Chocolatey 547 Sunday, September 17, 2017 approved
Hot Chocolatey 483 Tuesday, April 25, 2017 approved
Hot Chocolatey 617 Sunday, October 16, 2016 approved
Hot Chocolatey 417 Tuesday, June 28, 2016 approved
Hot Chocolatey 315 Sunday, August 30, 2015 approved
Hot Chocolatey 218 Wednesday, July 22, 2015 approved

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