Windows 10 finally has a package manager

Over the years, Windows users have generally accepted executable files, represented by .exe and .msi, to install applications. However, this approach requires too much manual interaction, resulting in a lot of time being wasted. The good news is that Microsoft finally announced a new feature today — a built-in package manager for Windows 10. In short, it makes it easy for users to install desktop programs without having to click frequently in a window.

Windows 10 finally has a package manager

For example, after you start Windows Package Manager, you can run the “winget” command to get the latest version of any application you want to install.

You can install your application without having to visit GitHub, the Microsoft Store, or third-party websites by running winget install PowerToys.

It is reported that Windows Package Manager has supported the following commands:

install: install the application;

Show: display information about the application;

Source: manage the available sources of applications;

search: Find the basic information for your application.

Windows 10 finally has a package manager

Interested friends can join the Windows Insider test project and get the Windows Package Manager (GitHub portal) through the Microsoft Store. Here’s how to use it:

Enable developer mode (settings – – Windows updates – –

Double-click on the installation files of the Windows Package Manager;

Open PowerShell after installation is complete;

Enter winget in PowerShell and get started.

Note that Windows Package Manager can only be used in Windows 10 Version 1709 or later.