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Downloads of v 2.11:


Last Update:

15 Jul 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bill Curran


bcurran3 instchoco choco chocolatey unofficial installer binary portable

(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable)

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2.11 | Updated: 15 Jul 2019



Downloads of v 2.11:



Software Author(s):

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(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 2.11

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install (unofficial) InstChoco (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade (unofficial) InstChoco (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall (unofficial) InstChoco (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade instchoco -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade instchoco -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install instchoco
    name: instchoco
    version: '2.11'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'instchoco' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '2.11'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller instchoco
    Name     = "instchoco"
    Version  = "2.11"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'instchoco':
  ensure   => '2.11',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 18 Jul 2019.



To use choco:// protocol URLs, install (unofficial) choco:// protocol support

Screenshot of InstChoco in use

InstChoco - The ULTIMATE Chocolatey and Chocolatey packages (re)installer!

QUESTION: "Why do I need an installer for Chocolatey when I already have Chocolatey installed?"

ANSWER: You need InstChoco for the NEXT time you want to install Chocolatey and automate package (re)installation!

InstChoco is the evolution of an old batch file I’ve used over the years to automate installing Chocolatey followed by a bunch of "choco install packagename -y" commands to install my standard toolset of programs. In 2017 I turned that old batch file into a program with many additional features. Thus, InstChoco was born. I also integrated InstChoco with other Chocolatey packages I've created. InstChoco is especially useful when used along with Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud. What you see now is the culmination of many long hard hours of work making InstChoco the ULTIMATE Chocolatey and Chocolatey packages (re)installer! InstChoco is extremely feature rich, but I'm always open to new ideas and features. Feel free to contact me with feedback or suggestions.

To download InstChoco directly, click here.


Screenshot of InstChoco features


Screenshot of InstChoco Options


If you find InstChoco useful, and I suspect you will, please consider donating: https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations or become a patron at https://www.patreon.com/bcurran3

md5: 661777A44F2D9E86323186E3F86877CF | sha1: 4F762290BFF945AE1F34DDB6CBFEFA6C2FAF6620 | sha256: 31073329439F4526F7C210D5D185FDAB57DB6C1D4A689AFAC897545758144196 | sha512: 433FFA38B423F15CBC967382B24AC91007630C822A110DCEC37E071121CC3C0CF5F8535CB315B41C3213B9AC3BC0261119D933DFAF3F4FE5CB380C866E2284AD
============================== InstChoco ==============================


InstChoco is Copyright 2017-2019 Bill Curran and is free for personal use, though donations are encouraged.
Donations can be made via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/bcurran3donations

Commercial use of InstChoco requires a license. A limited 5 day non-production evaluation is permitted.
Organizations who purchase an InstChoco license will receive a customized version of InstChoco with 
their organization's name embedded in the program and without corporate nag screens.

To inquire about purchasing a license, please contact [email protected]


InstChoco uses the following freely distributable licensed software for Chocolatey offline installation:

License information: https://www.7-zip.org/license.txt

License information: https://github.com/chocolatey/choco/blob/master/LICENSE

============================== InstChoco ==============================
============================== InstChoco ==============================

This InstChoco Chocolatey package was uploaded by the author, Bill Curran aka BCURRAN3.

The original file can be downloaded and verified via it's product page at:

v2.11 sha256: 31073329439F4526F7C210D5D185FDAB57DB6C1D4A689AFAC897545758144196
v2.10 sha256: C3021264215BBE9FC43148F3249D9D96F8E406800A7844189E96D6F526DD09E5
v2.02 sha256: 811FBE3BD37F40A4253B2D54DD940C9B67F321B94240FC82E63DA37728097E46
v2.01 sha256: 3E89A851FB69070D09D80CF409C45612CE7678221ADE6AA248844C599D347256
v2.00 sha256: 87AC9E9E30193268058476E72DDA9593E4FDB795AC76029B70A5217FB63A436E
v1.30 sha256: D9B593CF4EBC390360DE1BA801103D0A3208F1602C2B10072500D80E09FF74DE
v1.21 sha256: 59498D9BB5AECB5EFE022F544D3537C5C3886C4478B1711FFDE2666AF0F83D75
v1.20 sha256: C41F13CDDA1B147F3B41E5C9F9FE4B9A5BFA8C9AFD722A23DF579D485F241354
v1.10 sha256: 4FD57C57A7F7BEC7891AD8CB8D645126336965F7151EB0B514E8A6F49DDF4076
v1.00 sha256: 99366BD182946F7AAAF0070244F8F96CC160274E85892F5AD3D54F658444908B

============================== InstChoco ==============================

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 2.10 1115 Sunday, February 24, 2019 Approved
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 2.02 1198 Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 2.01 401 Sunday, May 20, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 2.00 415 Thursday, May 17, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 1.10 383 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Approved
(unofficial) InstChoco (Portable) 1.00 550 Saturday, August 19, 2017 Approved


  • 2.11 - -offline now installs Chocolatey v0.10.15, online install bug fix
  • 2.10 - Added -offline Chocolatey install option to install Chocolatey v0.10.11
  • 2.02 - Removed legacy date checking and connectivity checking which only worked in English environments.
  • 2.01 - Fixed bug with non-domain joined computers.
  • 2.00 - Added -browse, -popular, -backup, -backupwithversions, -license options as well as many cosmetic changes. Added iCloudDrive support. Commercial use of InstChoco v2+ requires a paid license.
  • 1.30 - Added ability to download a packages.config file from the web and install packages from it.
  • 1.21 - Added Box, Nextcloud, and Seafile support to catch up with choco-package-list-backup.
  • 1.20 - Added domain support to install predefined packages for domain joined computers and user specific packages.
  • 1.11 - (unreleased) Added -ynp switch to skip installation of packages. (Install Chocolatey only)
  • 1.10 - Added Choco Package List Backup to Local and Cloud and Choco Persistent Packages support for package (re)installation. Cosmetic changes. Checks for year 2018 or greater instead of 2017 or greater. Updated donation info. :)
  • 1.00 - Initial release.

This package has no dependencies.

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