PowerShell 7.3


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    PowerShell 7.3


    I just learned there is a PowerShell 7.3 available for upgrade. Is there a benefit for this on my system?
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    A simple yes or no would be ok. Or maybe point me where to go to get an answer?

    thanks
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       #3

    See, for example, the TenForums News section
    PowerShell 7.4.0 preview 2 released
    and
    Advanced Search - TenForums


    Denis
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    Hi Denis,

    Try3 said:
    See, for example, the TenForums News section
    PowerShell 7.4.0 preview 2 released
    and
    Advanced Search - TenForums
    ok, but I'm initially interested on whether it should be added in the first place. Is there a purpose/benefit beyond the default product, for an average user like me, or is it a power user tool? For instance, I found that you can use it to run Windows Update. I don't exactly know why you'd want to do that, but yesterday I got one of those WU errors. Would something like that be applicable for working around a WU error??
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    I don't know the answer. I have not bothered with it, I just use the version that comes with Windows.
    Perhaps you could ask in that News thread.

    Best of luck,
    Denis
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    ok, thanks
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    PowerShell 7.3


    removed
    Last edited by kitpzyxmsir; 24 Mar 2023 at 16:35.
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    If you've never used the built-in Windows PowerShell 5.1 then I cannot think of any benefit to you of upgrading to PowerShell 7.x. I've had PowerShell 7 installed for ages and have only used it once to see what it's like.

    In my opinion the single biggest disadvantage of upgrading to PowerShell 7.x is that you lose the ability to use the Windows PowerShell ISE... the easy-to-use graphical editing tool that's built-in to Windows 10.

    Instead you'll need to install Visual Studio Code and PowerShell extensions if you want a graphical editing environment.

    IMO the only possible reason for upgrading is if you also use macOS and/or Linux and want to take advantage of PowerShell 7.x's (limited) cross-platform ability that isn't possible with Windows PowerShell 5.1.

    Hope this helps...
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    kitpzyxmsir said:
    A simple yes or no would be ok.
    No. And it is not really an upgrade, version 5 will be still present, so you would have both version installed.
    Last edited by TairikuOkami; 24 Mar 2023 at 18:11.
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    No upgrade then. Thanks everybody.
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