On Windows 11, you can use the Windows Package Manager (winget) to quickly install multiple apps on your computer.
The Windows Package Manager is a tool that allows you to search, install, and update apps on your computer through command lines without having to go through the extra steps of searching online, downloading, and installing multiple apps manually.
In this guide, you will learn the steps to leverage the Windows Package Manager to install multiple apps on Windows 11 quickly.
Install multiple apps using winget on Windows 11
To use winget to install multiple apps, use these steps:
Open Start on Windows 11.
Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
Type the following command to search for the app to install on Windows 11 and press Enter:
winget search "APP NAME"
In the command, replace “APP NAME” with the name of the app you want to install. The quotation marks are only required when the name has a space, for example, “Visual Studio Code.”
Confirm the ID of the app.
Repeat steps No. 3 and 4 to find out the ID of all the apps you want to install.
Type the following command to build a syntax to install multiple apps with winget on Windows 11 and press Enter:
winget install --id=App.1.ID -e && winget install --id=App.2.ID -e && winget install --id=App.3.ID -e
In the command, make sure to change the ID for the app you want to install. The “-e” option is optional to match the query exactly, even case-sensitive.
For example, this command installs the developer build of Edge, Firefox, and Chrome on Windows 11:
winget install --id=Microsoft.Edge.Dev -e && winget install --id=Mozilla.Firefox -e && winget install --id=Google.Chrome.Dev -e
Once you complete the steps, the apps will download and install on your computer. Using this command, you can install as many apps as you need.