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.

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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:

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Accessing PowerShell

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

$PSVersionTable

See below image:

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Entering the command

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

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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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Author: Raymond

I am Raymond Oglesby, an Information Technology (IT) specialist with 30 years in the field. I have taught Microsoft Applications and troubleshot computers in 15 countries and many States. My career was focused on mainframes and desktops from application development to implementation. I have written hundreds of programs for various architectures. I decided to start a blog to share my knowledge and experiences with you. I plan on updating this blog at least twice a week about smart phone apps to Windows. Please feel free to leave a Comment or Tweet. I would love to hear from you. Do you have a computer tech question? I will do my best to answer your inquiry. Please mention the app and version that you are using. To help me out, you can send screenshots of your data related to your question.

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