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 their go-to console for day-to-day use.  

And I'm one of those people; having a console that offers me the chance to work in PowerShell, Linux or Azure CLI from one window is great.

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 you need to ensure you have on your system is Windows Package manager; it's straightforward to install on your Windows 10 machine. Head over to, and download the latest .appxbundle file,.appxbundle file and install that on your device.

Below is a quick video of the process.

Installing Windows Package Manager
Installing Windows Package Manager

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 enable the Windows Package Manager to search for all the software in its repository with the word Terminal in its name or metadata.

We should get a list of options back.

Windows Package Manager in action
Windows Package Manager in action

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 using Windows Terminal and customising it!


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