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    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

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    19 Oct 2021
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    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Windows 11


    Microsoft has announced the Generally Available (GA) release of PowerShell 7.0 on March 4, 2020.

    PowerShell 7 has been released on November 11, 2020.

    PowerShell 7 is the latest major update to PowerShell, a cross-platform (Windows, Linux, and macOS) automation tool and configuration framework optimized for dealing with structured data (e.g. JSON, CSV, XML, etc.), REST APIs, and object models. PowerShell includes a command-line shell, object-oriented scripting language, and a set of tools for executing scripts/cmdlets and managing modules.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to download and install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows 11.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to install PowerShell 7.

    Installing PowerShell 7 will not replace the built-in Windows PowerShell included in Windows by default.




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    EXAMPLE: PowerShell 7 installed in Windows
    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-powershell_7.png
    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-powershell_7_start_menu.png How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-powershell_7_context_menu.png






    OPTION ONE

    Install PowerShell 7 from Microsoft Store


    1 Download and install PowerShell from the Microsoft Store.






    OPTION TWO

    Install PowerShell 7 from GitHub


    1 Go to the Powershell latest release page on GitHub.

    2 Scroll down to the Assets section for PowerShell 7.0.3 (or latest release), and click/tap on the link of the MSI file (ex: "PowerShell-7.1.0-win-x64.msi") to install a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) PowerShell 7 for your 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. (see screenshots below)

    You can install the PowerShell-7.1.0-win-x86.msi and/or PowerShell-7.0.3-win-x64.msi file in 64-bit Windows 10.

    You can only install the PowerShell-7.1.0-win-x86.msi file in 32-bit Windows 10.

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-1.png How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-2.png

    3 Save the MSI file (ex: "PowerShell-7.0.3-win-x64.msi") to your desktop, and run it.

    4 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-3.png

    5 Click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    If you would like to change where PowerShell 7.1 will be installed to, click/tap on the Change button first, and select the folder or drive location you want to install to instead.

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-4.png

    6 Check options you want, uncheck the options you do not want, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-5.png

    7 Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-6.png

    8 If prompted by UAC, click/tap on Yes to approve.

    9 Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)

    Check the Launch PowerShell box before clicking on Finish if you wanted to open Powershell 7.1 now.

    How to Install PowerShell 7 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10-install_powershell_7-7.png


    That's it,
    Shawn Brink



  1. Pendaws's Avatar
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       #1

    Thanks for that Shawn. :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Pendaws said:
    Thanks for that Shawn. :)
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  3. Danielx64's Avatar
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    Will this replace the built-in PowerShell that included with windows 10?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Danielx64 said:
    Will this replace the built-in PowerShell that included with windows 10?
    Hello Daniel,

    No. It installs as a separate app.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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  6. Pendaws's Avatar
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    Just got it thanks Shawn
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    How does one arrange for PS 7 to be the default in Windows 10?
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    wigit said:
    How does one arrange for PS 7 to be the default in Windows 10?
    Hello wigit, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You would basically just have to run PS 7 instead of PS.

    If you are familiar with changing values in the registry, you could change the values in the command keys to use the PS 7 executable path instead of powershell.exe for the context menus like below.

    Open PowerShell window here context menu - Add in Windows 10

    Add Open PowerShell window here as administrator in Windows 10

    Next, you could add a PS 7 shortcut to the Win+X menu like below.

    Add Custom Shortcuts to Win+X Quick Link Menu in Windows 10
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