Windows PowerShell: Update PowerShell on Windows 10

Windows PowerShell 7: Update PowerShell on Windows 10

As the successor to the Command Prompt, Windows PowerShell is a powerful tool for managing the operating system as well as computer hardware. Beyond the version of PowerShell supplied with the operating system, you can update. How to update PowerShell on Windows 10, 8 or 7?

There are several ways to update PowerShell on Windows 10 or other version of Windows. From installing through Windows Store, to installing through a command line, to installing using an .MSI package, you have more than one option.

Install PowerShell 7, Update PowerShell on Windows 10 using MSI package

Here are the steps to use the .MSI pack and update PowerShell on Windows 10:

Step 1 : Through this link, go to the Github page to download the package. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and, in the list of Assets that will be presented to you, select the package corresponding to your operating system.

Step 2 : Depending on the architecture of your operating system (32 or 64 bits), choose and download the package. Start the download and wait for it to finish.

Downloading the PowerShell MSI Package

Step 3 : At the end of the download, open the .MSI package by double-clicking on the file and follow the installation instructions. Proceed as during the installation of a classic executable file.

Installing Windows PowerShell

At the end of the installation, the new version of Windows PowerShell will be installed on your computer and directly usable.

Read also: How to update Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10?

Update PowerShell on Windows 10 from Windows Store

Here's how to do it through the official Microsoft store:

Step 1 : Open this link to go to Microsoft Store from a web browser of your choice. Once the page opens, click on the download button.

Downloading PowerShell from Microsoft Store

Step 2 : Allow your browser to launch the Windows Store app to download and install PowerShell.

Updating to the new version of PowerShell does not remove the old version, the one that came with the Windows operating system installation. You can also update PowerShell through a command line.

To do this, search for " Windows PowerShell On your computer, from the start menu and launch it. Do it by clicking on it with the right mouse button and selecting " Execute as administrator ". Enter the following command:

iex "& {$ (irm https://aka.ms/install-powershell.ps1)} -UseMSI"

You will then have to select the installation options according to your preferences. At the end of the installation, you will already be able to use your new version of PowerShell.

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