How to Install Scoop Install Any Apps No Need Administrator Privileges Anymore

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Scoop is a useful command-line installer for Windows. It really helpful to install almost any application in Windows. You can install and run any windows application without any administrator privileges anymore.

Get comfortable on the Windows command line. Looking for familiar Unix tools? Tired of Powershell’s Verb-Noun verbosity? Scoop helps you get the programs you need, with a minimal amount of point-and-clicking.

Say goodbye to permission pop-ups

Scoop installs programs to your home directory by default. So you  don’t need admin permissions to install programs, and you won’t see UAC  popups every time you need to add or remove a program.

I will guide you how to install Scoop in Windows 10.

How to Install Scoop

Make sure PowerShell 5 (or later, include PowerShell Core)  and .NET Framework 4.5 (or later) are installed.

Then run:

iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')

Note: if you get an error you might need to change the execution policy (i.e. enable Powershell) with Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -scope CurrentUser

To verify type below command:

C:\>scoop status

Step to change scoop default installation in Windows 10

Sometimes,  you need to change its default apps install in other directory other that default install app in c:\ because of running out disk space.

Following steps will guide you to change default scoop app install directory:

  1. Make sure that scoop not yet installed in your system, otherwise uninstall it first
  2. Open windows Environment Variables
  3. Add system variable named SCOOP
  4. Fill variable value with other app install directory you prefer
  5. Run following command to install scoop

iex (new-object net.webclient).downloadstring('https://get.scoop.sh')

Now, scoop will install app to your desired folder location.

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