How to install PowerToys on Windows 11, 10

Microsoft's PowerToys app unlocks a lot of productivity enhancements for Windows 11 (and 10), and here's how to install it.

Windows 11 install PowerToys

PowerToys is a free application created by Microsoft that you can download and install on Windows 11 and Windows 10 to improve further the experience with tools and features to help you be a little more productive.

For example, the application includes windows manager to make it easier to create different window layouts. You can use the image resizer to quickly change the size of images with a single click and a tool to bulk rename files. The keyboard manager allows you to remap keys and create custom shortcuts, there is also a color picker to find colors of anything on the screen quickly and much more.

If you want to add more functionalities to the Windows experience, you can install PowerToys in at least three ways using the standalone installer, Microsoft Store, and Windows Package Manger (winget) command-line tool.

This guide will teach you the simple steps to download and install PowerToys on Windows 11 and on Windows 10.

Install PowerToys from Microsoft Store on Windows 11

To install PowerToys on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft PowerToys page.

  2. Click the Get in Store app button.

  3. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft Store install PowerToys

Once you complete the steps, the latest stable version of PowerToys will install on your computer. If you want to install the preview or an older version, you can use the GitHub or winget options.

Install PowerToys from GitHub on Windows 11

To install the PowerToys app on Windows 11 (and 10), use these steps:

  1. Open PowerToys GitHub page.

  2. In the “Latest” section, under “Assets,” click the PowerToysSetup-x.xx.x-x64.exe file to download the installer.

  3. Double-click the file to launch the setup.

  4. Check the option to agree to the terms.

  5. Click the Install button.

    PowerToys GitHub install

After you complete the steps, the application will run in the background, and you can open it using the icon in the notification area or from the Start menu.

Install PowerToys from winget on Windows 11

To install PowerToys from Command Prompt with winget, 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 the latest preview of PowerToys and press Enter:

    winget install --id Microsoft.PowerToys

    Winget install PowerToys

  4. (Optional) Type the following command to install PowerToys from the Microsoft Store and press Enter:

    winget install --id XP89DCGQ3K6VLD

Once you complete the steps, the specified version of PowerToys will install on Windows 11 (or 10).