Install Windows Terminal with Windows Package Manager

Windows 10 Jul 8, 2021

Windows Terminal went generally available in May 2020 and since then I've seen a lot of people utilise it as there go to console for day to day use.  

And I'm one of those people, it's great being able to have a console that offers me the chance to work in PowerShell, Linux or Azure CLI from one window really.

If you haven't already got Windows Terminal installed on your machine, I'd highly recommend you do, and here's my guide to installing it via Windows Package Manager. 😉

Install Windows Package Manager

The first thing that you need to make sure you have on your system is Windows Package manager, it's straightforward to install on your Windows 10 machine. Head over to https://github.com/microsoft/winget-cli/releases and download the latest .appxbundle file and install that on your machine.

Below is a quick video of the process.

Install Windows Terminal

Now that we have Windows Package Manager installed we want to look at installing Windows Terminal.  To do that we need to open up a PowerShell window and then issue the command:

winget search Terminal

This will as the Windows Package Manager to search for all the software in it's repository that have the word Terminal in their name or metadata.

We should get a list of options back.

We are looking to install the stable version, but you can see that the Preview version is also available.

To install the stable version we need to issue the following command:

winget install Microsoft.WindowsTerminal

After a few moments the software will be installed and we can start to use Windows Terminal and even start to customise it!

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