How To Install & Use Winget In Windows 10 & 11
With the Windows 10 platform, Microsoft has released something really fascinating called WINGET. This is the Windows Package Manager (Linux style), which allows you to install apps by running a command. All you have to do is open the terminal window (which looks like a Command Prompt/Powershell window), write “Winget install Notepad++,” and it will automatically look up and install the application Notepad++ for you.
That seems intriguing, doesn’t it? Of certainly, it simplifies the process of obtaining and installing products. Besides, it’s entertaining. So, let’s look at how to install apps with WINGET.
How To Use Microsoft 10’s WINGET To Install Applications
Step 1: Go to Google and enter the below web address:
It will take you to the WINGET Github page. To begin downloading the package manager, scroll down and click on Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller 8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle.
Step 2: The installer will launch. To begin the installation procedure, click on Update here.
Step 3: After installing WINGET, click the Start icon on your desktop, type Command Prompt in the search box, and press Enter. Now, right-click on the result and select Run as administrator to launch Command Prompt in administrative mode.
Step 3: In the Command Prompt window, execute the below command and hit Enter:
It will display a long list of all the programs that it can install.
Step 4: Now, you can try installing a program. For instance, we tried installing Kindle. So, for that we ran the below command and hit Enter:
winget install Kindle
Now, wait for the download to finish.
Step 5: Once installed, it will display a “Successfully Installed” message.
Your programs (here Kindle) are now successfully installed on your Windows 10 PC.