Installing OpenAI Whisper in Windows Under PowerShell

TroubleChute has a helpful PowerShell script to install OpenAI’s Whisper on Windows 10/11 machines.

The script did not work for me –it errored out halfway through–but it did get me far enough to figure out how to finish installing Whisper on my machine.

Worth checking out if you’re having issues getting Whisper to run on a Windows machine.

Stop the Windows Taskbar from Constantly Popping Up

I have a hate/hate relationship with the Windows Taskbar. I don’t want to see the damn thing 99 percent of the time.

So I set it to auto-hide, but the Taskbar insists on popping up constantly. Yes, you can go in and disable notifications, etc., but it still insists on popping up every time something in a running program changes.

For example, every time I scan a page on my scanner, the idiot Taskbar will pop up and flash the scanning application icon. Ironically, this covers the scanning programs buttons, which remain unavailable until I dismiss the Taskbar. Only Microsoft would create such a broken interface.

Anyway, a couple of quick registry changes will pretty much auto-hide the Taskbar permanently unless the user moves their cursor to the bottom of the screen.

  1. Run regedit
  2. In the Registry editor, expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Control Panel –> Desktop
  3. There are two entries there whose Value data you want to set to 0:

  4. After setting both of those to 0, reboot your computer, and say goodbye to constant Taskbar interruptions