How to install PowerShell 7.3 on Windows 11

PowerShell 7.3 is now available with automatic updates, and here's how to get it on Windows 11.

Windows 11 PowerShell install
Windows 11 PowerShell install

On Windows 11, PowerShell 7.3 is the next version of the command-line shell and scripting language designed for advanced users to automate tasks and change system settings.

The newest version has been available since November 9, 2022, and it’s built on top of the .NET 7 with 18 months Long Term Support (LTS) cycle. PowerShell 7.2 is still the current LTS (3-year supported) release cycle. This release also includes improvements for tab completion, error handling, session and remoting, and updated cmdlets, among other changes.

Since it’s a cross-platform application, you can download and install the new version of PowerShell on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, Windows Server (2012 R2 and later), Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, Fedora, and Alpine for Linux, and macOS. The app is also available for ARM-based devices, including Windows, Ubuntu, Debian, and Alpine.

This guide will teach you the steps to install PowerShell 7.3 using the manual installer, Microsoft Store, and the Windows Package Manager (winget) command-line tool.

Install PowerShell 7.3 on Windows 11

To install PowerShell 7.3 on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open PowerShell 7.3 on GitHub.

  2. Under the “Assets” section, click the PowerShell-7.3.0-win-x64.msi.

    PowerShell GitHub installer

  3. Save the file on the device.

  4. Double-click the downloaded file to launch the installer.

  5. Click the Next button.

  6. (Optional) Select the installation folder.

  7. Click the Next button.

  8. (Optional) Check the “Add ‘Open here’ context menu to Explorer” option.

  9. (Optional) Check the “Add ‘Run with PowerShell 7 context menu’ for PowerShell files” option.

    PowerShell install options

  10. Click the Next button.

  11. Check the “Enable updating PowerShell through Microsoft Update or WSUS” option.

  12. Check the “Use Microsoft Update when I check for updates” option.

    PowerShell automatic updates

  13. Click the Next button.

  14. Click the Install button.

  15. Click the Finish button.

Once you complete the steps, the new version of PowerShell will install on the computer. After the installation, it’ll be available from the Start menu and desktop and File Explorer right-click context menu. 

Install PowerShell 7.3 from Microsoft Store

To install PowerShell 7.3 through the Microsoft Store, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Store on the web.

  2. Click the Get in Store app button for PowerShell 7.3.

  3. Click the Open button.

  4. Click the Install button from the Microsoft Store.

    Microsoft Store install PowerShell

After you complete the steps, you can click the Launch button or open the app from the Start menu to start using PowerShell.

Install PowerShell 7.3 from winget command

To install PowerShell 7.3 quickly with the winget command, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to install PowerShell 7.3 on Windows 11 with winget and press Enter:

    winget install --id Microsoft.PowerShell

    winget install PowerShell

Once you complete the steps, the Windows Package Manager will download and install the latest version of PowerShell on your computer.

These instructions focus on Windows 11 but should also work to install the new version of PowerShell on Windows 10. To learn more about PowerShell, check out this Microsoft documentation website.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].