How to Check PowerShell Version in Windows 10

Finding your PowerShell version helps you know what PowerShell features you have access to. By using a PowerShell command we can reveal its version number.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 7, 2021

Finding your PowerShell version helps you know what PowerShell features you have access to. By using a PowerShell command we can reveal its version number. Let’s explore this simple feature.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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Find Your Version

First, open the Start menu. In the Cortana search box, enter Windows PowerShell, and click the search results in upper left-hand corner. Refer to below image:

PowerShell 1
Accessing PowerShell

Now, in the PowerShell window that opens, type the following command and press Enter:

$PSVersionTable

See below image:

PowerShell 2
Entering the command

The PowerShell command will display various numbers. The first value that says PSVersion is your PowerShell version. See following image:

PowerShell 3
Displaying your version number

You may now close the PowerShell window.

PowerShell Updates

Windows 10 updates the built-in PowerShell tool when you install system updates. This means you should keep your device up-to-date to ensure that you are always running the latest version of PowerShell.

Also, know that PowerShell 7 is different from the version that’s usually installed on Windows 10 PCs. To install this version, either download the installer file or run a command from PowerShell.

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