Keeping your software up-to-date is crucial for security, new features, and overall performance. Windows users can now simplify this process using, the Windows Package Manager. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to use winget to keep all your applications current.

What is Winget?

Winget, or the Windows Package Manager, is a command-line tool that makes it easy to find, install, update, and manage Windows 10 and 11 software. It works similarly to package managers on Linux, such as apt on Debian-based systems.

Why Use winget?

Here are a few reasons why winget it is beneficial:

  1. Convenience: Manage all your software from the command line.
  2. Consistency: Ensure you have the latest versions of all your applications.
  3. Automation: Save time by automating software management tasks.

Getting Started with Winget

Installing winget

First, make sure winget is installed on your system. Most modern Windows versions come with winget pre-installed. To check, open Command Prompt or PowerShell and type:

winget --version

If you don’t have it, download it from the Microsoft Store.

Updating Applications with winget

Updating your applications using winget is straightforward. Here are the steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator:
    • Press Win + X and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” or “Windows Terminal (Admin)”.
  2. List Upgradable Applications:
    • To see which applications have updates available, run:
winget upgrade

This command lists all the applications that can be upgraded.

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  1. Upgrade All Applications:

To upgrade all listed applications, use:

winget upgrade --all

winget‘ will download and install updates for all applications with newer versions available.

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Keeping your Windows applications up-to-date is essential for security and performance. With winget, the process is simple and efficient.

By following the steps in this guide, you can ensure your system always has the latest versions of your applications. Stay updated and enjoy a smoother, more secure computing experience with winget.