There are multiple ways to install PowerToys:
- Windows executable .exe file (Recommended)
- Windows Package Manager (Preview)
- Community-driven install tools (Not officially supported)
- Windows 10 1803 (build 17134) or later.
- .NET Core 3.1 Desktop Runtime. The PowerToys installer will handle this requirement.
To ensure that your machine meets these requirements, check your Windows 10 version and build number by selecting the ⊞ Win (Windows key) + R, then type winver, select OK. (Or enter the
ver command in Windows Command Prompt). You can update to the latest Windows version in the Settings menu.
Install with Windows executable file
To install PowerToys using a Windows executable file:
- Visit the Microsoft PowerToys GitHub releases page.
- Browse the list of stable and experimental versions of PowerToys that are available.
- Select the Assets drop-down menu to display the files for the release.
- Select the
PowerToysSetup-0.##.#-x64.exefile to download the PowerToys executable installer.
- Once downloaded, open the executable file and follow the installation prompts.
Currently this is the recommended installation method.
Install with Windows Package Manager (Preview)
To install PowerToys using the Windows Package Manager (WinGet) preview:
- Download PowerToys from Windows Package Manager.
- Run the following command from the command line / PowerShell:
WinGet install powertoys
Community-driven install tools
These community-driven alternative install methods are not officially supported and the PowerToys team does not update or manage these packages.
Install with Chocolatey
To install PowerToys using Chocolatey, run the following command from your command line / PowerShell:
choco install powertoys
To upgrade PowerToys, run:
choco upgrade powertoys
Install with Scoop
To install PowerToys using Scoop, run the following command from the command line / PowerShell:
scoop install powertoys
To update PowerToys, run the following command from the command line / PowerShell:
scoop update powertoys
If you have issues when installing/updating, file an issue in the Scoop repo on GitHub.