Microsoft announced the release of PowerShell 7.0 on March 4, 2020.
PowerShell 7 is the latest major update to PowerShell. PowerShell includes a command-line shell, an object-oriented programming language, and a set of tools for executing scripts/cmdlets and managing modules.
This guide will show you how to download and install PowerShell 7.0 on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Note: You must be logged in as an administrator to install PowerShell 7.0.
Installing PowerShell 7.0 will not replace the built-in Windows PowerShell that comes with Windows by default.
Here’s how to do it:
1. Go to the PowerShell 7.0.0 release page on GitHub.
2. Scroll down to the Assets section for Powershell 7.0.0 and click on the MSI file link (e.g., “PowerShell-7.0.0-win-x64.msi“) for the 32-bit or 64-bit version.
3. Save the MSI file (e.g., “PowerShell-7.0.0-win-x64.msi”) to the desktop and run it.
4. Click Next twice.
Note: If you want to change where PowerShell 7.0 is installed, first click the Change button and select the folder or drive location you want to install it to instead.
5. Tick the options you want, uncheck the options you don’t want, and click Next.
6. Click Install.
7. If prompted by UAC, click Yes to approve.
8. Click Finish.
Note: Check the Launch PowerShell box before clicking Finish if you want to open PowerShell 7.0 now.