Microsoft introduced a new Windows Terminal which was made available for Windows 11. The new Windows Terminal has not been made available for Windows 10 even after so long. If you want to use Windows Terminal on Windows 10, you will have to manually install it on your PC. This article will guide you through downloading and installing Windows Terminal on your Windows 10 and 11. This will let you install the latest version of the Windows Terminal or get the tool if your PC does not have it. Let’s see how you can do so:

How to Download Windows Terminal Latest Version for Windows 11/10

What is Windows Terminal?

Windows Terminal is a terminal emulator that can run Command Prompt, PowerShell, WSL, Azure Cloud Shell Connector, and SSH. It is a command-line front-end that supports multiple command-line apps. It is loaded with features like-

  • Support for ANSI VT Sequence
  • UTF-8 and UTF-16
  • Notebook tabs
  • Window transparency effects
  • 24-bit colour
  • Modern font
  • Hardware-accelerated text rendering
  • Windows Transparency effects
  • Support for Jump List
  • Mouse Input
  • Customizable key bindings
  • Embedded hyperlinks support
  • Split panes
  • Different Window Modes
  • Themes and colour settings

Download And Install Windows Terminal Latest Version 2023

There are various ways to download and install Windows Terminal on your PC. You can download it from Microsoft Store, GitHub, or Chocolatey and install it on your PC. The steps for the same have been discussed ahead. 

From Microsoft Store

To download and install Windows Terminal through Microsoft Store, follow the steps given below-

  • Press the Windows key to open the Start Menu. Here, search for Microsoft Store and click on the first option. 
  • Now, in the Microsoft Store, search for Windows Terminal and click on the very first option that opens up. 

How to Download Windows Terminal Latest Version for Windows 10/11

  • Now, click the Get button to download and install the Windows Terminal on your PC. 

From GitHub

Another way to download and install Windows Terminal is through GitHub. You will find the latest build for Windows Terminal on GitHub so you can download the Windows Terminal from there. The steps for the same are-

  • Open your browser, and head to the Windows Terminal repository on GitHub. You can do so by clicking on this link
  • All the latest Windows Terminal builds are under the Assets section. 

How to Download Windows Terminal Latest Version for Windows 10/11

  • Click on any of the Terminal versions to download it. 
  • Now, press the Windows + E key to open the File Explorer and head to the location where the Windows Terminal has been downloaded. 
  • Double-click on the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest version of Windows Terminal on your PC. 

From Chocolatey

You can also use Chocolatey to download and install Windows Terminal on your PC. You will first have to install Chocolatey on your PC, and then you can use it to download and install Windows Terminal. To do so, follow the steps given below-

  • Open the Start Menu on your PC by pressing the Windows key. 
  • In the Start Menu, search for Windows PowerShell. Right-click on the very first search result and click on Run as Administrator. This will run Windows PowerShell with administrative privileges., 
  • Now, run the following command in PowerShell to install or update Chocolatey on your PC. 
    • Set-ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Scope Process -Force; [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol -bor 3072; iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString(‘https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1‘))
  • After running the above command, type and execute the following command-
    • choco install Microsoft-windows-terminal
  • You will be asked for some permissions which you will have to allow. Press Y and then Enter to allow the installation. 
  • This will install Windows PowerShell on your PC. 

Conclusion

The above steps discuss downloading and installing Windows Terminal on your PC. If you do not have Windows Terminal on your PC or want to download the latest version, then you can do so by following the steps given above. 

FAQs

Is Windows Terminal Included In Windows 11?

Yes, Windows Terminal is included in Windows 11. Windows Terminal is the default command line tool for Windows 11 22H2. 

How Do I Download Windows Terminal On Windows 11?

To download Windows Terminal on Windows 11, open Microsoft Store. search for Windows Terminal, and you can download it here.

How Do I Download Windows Terminal Without Microsoft Store?

If you want to download Windows Terminal without Microsoft Store, you can do it from GitHub or Chocolatey. You can follow the above steps where we have discussed how you can download the Windows Terminal from Chocolatey and through GitHub.  

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