How to Check PowerShell Version on Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7?

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PowerShell is an advanced form of command prompt that is developed for IT administrators by Microsoft. It is extended with a lot of ready-to-use cmdlets and comes with the ability to use .NET framework/C# in various scenarios.

PowerShell History

  • PowerShell V1.0: Microsoft released the first version of Windows PowerShell in November 2006 for Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1, and Vista.
  • PowerShell V2.0: The second version of PowerShell was included on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. Besides that, PowerShell 2.0 was also released as a standalone package for Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, and Vista SP1.
  • PowerShell V3.0: On Windows 8, Microsoft shipped PowerShell 3.0, which can also be installed for Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 SP1, and Server 2008 R2 SP1. However, Microsoft removed the support for PowerShell 3.0 from Windows XP.
  • PowerShell V4.0: A successor of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 comes bundled with PowerShell 4.0. Microsoft made V4.0 also available for Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 SP1, and Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • PowerShell V5.0: PowerShell 5.0 was released on February 24, 2016. Later, PowerShell 5.1 was released along with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It became available for Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 users on January 19, 2017.
  • PowerShell V6.0: Microsoft first announced PowerShell Core on August 18, 2016, along with their decision to make the product cross-platform, independent of Windows, free and open source. It was released on January 10, 2018, to Windows, macOS, and Linux users.
  • PowerShell V7.0: Microsoft announced PowerShell 7.0 on March 4, 2020. You can download and install the latest version of PowerShell from GitHub.

In this growupwindows article, we will guide you on finding the PowerShell version of Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

How to Find PowerShell Version on Windows PCs?

To view the PowerShell version on Windows computers, use the following steps:-

Step 1. Open Windows PowerShell.

Step 2. In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press the Enter key on the keyboard:-

$PSVersionTable

Step 3. In the output, beside PSVersion, you can find the PowerShell version.

Apart from that, you can also view the PowerShell version by running get-host|Select-Object version or $host.version command.

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