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  1. swarfega's Avatar
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       #40

    I'll pin this to the taskbar for now so I have a quick short cut. Do you know if it will be included with the next Windows 10 release in the Spring?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21364
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       #41

    swarfega said:
    I'll pin this to the taskbar for now so I have a quick short cut. Do you know if it will be included with the next Windows 10 release in the Spring?
    Hello Nick,

    I haven't seen anything so far indicating one way or the other if 7.1 will be included.
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  3. swarfega's Avatar
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       #42

    I'm sure they do update it at least once a year.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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  5. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
       #44

    Currently I have installed only Powershell v5.1 on Windows 7 on one of my computers.
    Now I want to try PowerShell v7.04 on this Windows 7 computer

    I prefer not to use the *.msi installation package (for PowerShell v7.04) but download the portable *.zip package instead.

    Assume I extracted this Powershell package into D:\Powershell\v10\

    How can I tell Windows 7 to automatically use temporarily this newer Powershell version instead of the existing v5.1?

    Second question:
    Assume I use the v7.04 *.msi package to overwrite the existing Powershell v5.1:
    Is there a way to later downgrade to v5.1 again?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       #45

    tobwen said:
    Currently I have installed only Powershell v5.1 on Windows 7 on one of my computers.
    Now I want to try PowerShell v7.04 on this Windows 7 computer

    I prefer not to use the *.msi installation package (for PowerShell v7.04) but download the portable *.zip package instead.

    Assume I extracted this Powershell package into D:\Powershell\v10\

    How can I tell Windows 7 to automatically use temporarily this newer Powershell version instead of the existing v5.1?

    Second question:
    Assume I use the v7.04 *.msi package to overwrite the existing Powershell v5.1:
    Is there a way to later downgrade to v5.1 again?
    Hello tobwen,

    No worries.

    The default built-in PowerShell 5.1 version will not get replaced by PowerShell 7.x no matter how installed.

    PowerShell 7.x will be installed as a separate app. You will be able to run both versions.
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  7. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
       #46

    Brink said:
    Hello tobwen,

    No worries.

    The default built-in PowerShell 5.1 version will not get replaced by PowerShell 7.x no matter how installed.

    PowerShell 7.x will be installed as a separate app. You will be able to run both versions.
    So ok, assume I have two Powershell installations in Win7

    Now I put a PowerShell command into a *.ps1 or into a *.bat DOS batch script and start the script
    How does Win7 decide which Powershell installation/version it should use?

    How can I force Windows to use the other (=non-default) Powershell installation?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    tobwen said:
    So ok, assume I have two Powershell installations in Win7

    Now I put a PowerShell command into a *.ps1 or into a *.bat DOS batch script and start the script
    How does Win7 decide which Powershell installation/version it should use?

    How can I force Windows to use the other (=non-default) Powershell installation?
    Windows will use the 5.1 by default.

    You can set the .ps1 file type to use the PowerShell 7.x app by default instead.

    Choose Default Apps in Windows 10
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