Run Windows Fresh Start to clean up the machine from all of the bloatware either came with the computer or has been installed over time.
This post is a work in progress and will be updated as more tools are identified.
Install the dev tools via chocolatey. Make sure you run chocolatey from an elevated (run as Administrator) command prompt.
Installing Visual studio 2019 Community and the optional components for dotnet core and web development.
choco install -y visualstudio2019community
choco install -y visualstudio2019-workload-netcoretools
choco install -y visualstudio2019-workload-netweb
choco install -y sql-server-express
choco install -y sql-server-management-studio
choco install -y docker-cli
choco install -y firefox
choco install -y googlechrome
choco install -y brave
Update: I have since uninstalled SQL Server and am, instead, running it as a docker container. This has simplified things greatly.