How To Use WINGET in Windows 10 To Install Programs through CMD

Microsoft introduced something very interesting off-late with the Windows 10 platform and that’s called WINGET. This is the Windows Package Manager (Linux style) that helps you to install programs by simply executing a command. All you need to do is to open the terminal window (that resembles the usual Command Prompt/Powershell), type for instance, “winget install Notepad++” and it automatically looks up for the program Notepad++ and installs it with no more efforts from you.

That sounds interesting isn’t it? Of course, since it makes your life much easier when it’s about downloading and installing programs. Besides, it’s fun. So, let’s see how to use WINGET to install programs.


How To Use Microsoft 10’s WINGET To Install Applications


Step 1: Go to Google and enter the below web address:


It will open the Github page for WINGET. Scroll down and click on Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle to start downloading the package manager.


Microsoft.desktopappinstaller 8wekyb3d8bbwe.appxbundle Download


Step 2: The installer window will open. Click on Update here to start the installation process.


Installer Update



Step 3: Now, once WINGET is installed, click on the Start button on your desktop, type Command Prompt in the search box, and hit Enter. Now, right-click on the result and click on Run as administrator to open Command Prompt in Admin mode.


Click Windows Icon, Type Command Prompt, Right Click And Click On Run As Administrator


Step 3: In the Command Prompt window, execute the below command and hit Enter:


winget install




Command Prompt Admin Execute Command Winget Install Enter


It will display a long list of all the programs that it can install.


Step 4: Now, you can try installing a program. For instance, we tried installing Kindle. So, for that we ran the below command and hit Enter:


winget install Kindle


Now, wait for the download to finish.


Execute Command To Install Program Wait For Download To Finish


Step 5: Once installed, it will display “Successfully Installed” message.


Displays Message Successfully Installed


Your programs (here Kindle) is now successfully installed on your Windows 10 PC.