We recommend installing PowerToys via GitHub or Microsoft Store, but alternative install methods are also listed if you prefer using a package manager.
Install with Windows executable file via GitHub
To install PowerToys using a Windows executable file:
- Visit the Microsoft PowerToys GitHub releases page.
- 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.
- Windows 11 or Windows 10 v1903 (18362) or newer.
- .NET Core 3.1.20 Desktop Runtime or a newer 3.1.x runtime. The installer will handle this if not present.
- x64 architecture currently supported. ARM support to become available at a later date.
To ensure that your machine meets these requirements, check your Windows version and build number by selecting ⊞ Win+R, then type
winver and press OK. Or enter the
ver command in Windows Command Prompt. You can update to the latest Windows version in the Windows Settings.
Alternative Install Methods
Install with Microsoft Store
Install with Windows Package Manager
To install PowerToys using the Windows Package Manager, it is as simple as running the following command from the command line / PowerShell:
winget install Microsoft.PowerToys --source winget
Our installer has a list of arguments you can chain on to accomplish different tasks such as a silent install.
||Use completely silent installation (no UI and notifications) and do not launch PowerToys afterwards|
||Always launch PowerToys after the installation is complete|
||Do not use MSI wizard dialog, use reduced progress bar instead|
||Do not start PowerToys after the installation is complete|
||Do not install dotnet, even if it's detected that it's not installed|
||Shows the list of supported command-line arguments|
||Directory location where to save the logs|
||Directory location where PowerToys is installed|
||Extract MSI to the working directory and exit. Use only if you must access MSI|
Example of a installer with args being passed in
A command that would not install dotnet core and be silent would be the following:
PowerToysSetup-0.21.0-x64.exe --silent --skip_dotnet_install --log_level error --log_dir C:\PTlogs
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 bucket add extras 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.
After successfully installing PowerToys, an overview window will display with introductory guidance on each of the available utilities.
PowerToys uses an auto-updater that checks for new versions when the app is running. If enabled, a toast notification will appear when an update is available. Updates can also be checked for manually from the PowerToys Settings, under the General page.