Uninstall Older Versions of Powershell


  1. Posts : 943
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 22H2
       #1

    Uninstall Older Versions of Powershell


    Hi Shawn:
    I've recently updated Powershell to version 7.3.3. However, I seem to have 2 or 3 versions of Powershell. How can I remove the older versions without screwing up the latest version? Here's what I see when I press Win+X:
    Uninstall Older Versions of Powershell-context-menu.jpg
    The only one I need is the bottom one.
    As always, thank you in advance.
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  2. Posts : 68,242
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello Phil,

    Unfortunately, the built-in PowerShell and PowerShell 7.xx are separate apps.

    While you can't uninstall the built-in PowerShell, you could do one or more of the following that may help:

    Show command prompt instead of Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu

    Remove it from the Win+X menu.
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  3. Posts : 943
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Phil,

    Unfortunately, the built-in PowerShell and PowerShell 7.xx are separate apps.

    While you can't uninstall the built-in PowerShell, you could do one or more of the following that may help:

    Show command prompt instead of Windows PowerShell on Win+X menu

    Remove it from the Win+X menu.
    I used your second option & it worked perfectly!! Thank you. 👍
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  4. Posts : 68,242
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    phrab said:
    I used your second option & it worked perfectly!! Thank you. ��
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  5. Posts : 943
    windows 10 professional 64-bit, 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink said:
    Hmm. My emoji's don't show up in your reply. Also, I noticed that I couldn't just paste an emoji into my question.???
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  6. Posts : 68,242
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    phrab said:
    Hmm. My emoji's don't show up in your reply. Also, I noticed that I couldn't just paste an emoji into my question.???
    Yeah, it gets picky if not one from the site.
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  7. Posts : 701
    Windows 7
       #7

    Brink said:
    Unfortunately, the built-in PowerShell and PowerShell 7.xx are separate apps.
    PS 7 is optional, and was written to work side-by-side with PS 5.1 -- it's not a direct replacement.

    Just like Windows can have several .NET or Visual C++ run-time libraries installed for apps that need them. You can use either PowerShell, unless you know a script is written for version 6 or later.
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