Code for Better Life

Code for Better Life

Configure Windows Laptop for Development

Create RamDisk for Cache

  1. Install ImDisk Toolkit.
  2. Set the size of RamDisk to 8GB, allocate memory statically, mount it on R:\, and set TEMP variables to R:\Temp.
  3. Open command line with admin privilege. Paradoxically, you should now close Edge.
  4. Delete the exisiting cache directory.
    rmdir /s /q "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Cache"
  5. Create a symbolic link to RamDisk.
    mklink /d "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Cache" R:\Temp
  6. Set the default download path to R:\ in Edge.

Install Chocolatey and essential apps

Now run PowerShell with admin privilege and run the code for installation.

Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(''))

Still in PowerShell, install essential apps.

choco install -y peazip filezilla git nodejs-lts python3 notepadplusplus vscode yarn freefilesync brave transgui hwmonitor treesizefree everything pdfxchangeeditor

Development Environment

Install Vue CLI and Quasar CLI.

npm install -g @vue/cli
yarn global add @quasar/cli

Install PKG.

npm install -g pkg

Enable Hyper-V.

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All
DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V

Back up the system

  1. Disable System Restore and Hibernation in PowerShell.
    Disable-ComputerRestore -Drive "C:\"
    powercfg /h off
  2. Set virtual memory to zero.
  3. Download and install AOMEI Backupper, and back up the system.

After that ...

I set up GNOME desktop for Ubuntu. I installed on demand some other SDKs, runtimes and the like.

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