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Microsoft PowerToys: Step-by-Step Instructions To Install On Windows 11

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image credit - windowsreport.com Microsoft PowerToys is a set of tools that improve your Windows experience and help you get more done. This software package has great features like FancyZones, which lets you change how Windows look. PowerRename, which lets you rename a lot of files at once, and the Shortcut Guide, which makes it easy to use Windows key shortcuts. For these tools to work, you need to have Microsoft PowerToys on your PC. Let's look at the different ways you can install it on your Windows computer and go through the steps for each.

Microsoft PowerToys: Install From Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store is an online store that comes with Windows. It has a wide range of paid and free apps, games, and even updates for your device, all in one place. This makes it possible for Windows users to get everything they need in one place. Follow these steps to get Microsoft PowerToys from the Microsoft Store and set them up: [caption id="attachment_190019" align="aligncenter" width="1081"]ms store image credit - twitter.com[/caption]
  • Press Win+Q and put Microsoft Store into the search bar to open the Microsoft Store.
  • Click on the picture of the Microsoft Store in the list of findings.
  • Look for PowerToys on the Microsoft Store page. You'll get a more in-depth look at the software package on the next page. Please carefully read it before going on.
  • If you're happy with what you see, click Install to start getting and setting up. It could take a few minutes to finish.
Once the installation is done, go to the Start menu and open the Microsoft PowerToys app. Everything is ready to go.

Microsoft PowerToys: Install From GitHub Page

You can get Microsoft PowerToys from GitHub if you don't have access to the Microsoft Store. The following steps should be taken to install Microsoft PowerToys from GitHub:
  • Microsoft PowerToys can be found in the Releases section of their GitHub page. Normally, it appears on the right side of the page.
  • Select the latest stable release from the Releases menu. It needs to be at the very top with the term Latest next to it.
  • Now, search for a file with a name like PowerToysSetup-0.##.#-x64.exe. Here, the # stands for the number of the version. When you click on this file, the download will begin. After that, go to your downloads folder and double-click on it. This will start the setup procedure.
  • There might be a box that asks for permission to change your device. Click "Yes" to keep going. Then the setup wizard will start. Here, just do what it says to do to set up. Most of the time, you have to click Next a few times and then click Install.
  • You will be asked to finish and close the setup when the installation is done. Click the button. You may be asked to agree to the terms and conditions, choose where to install the program, and decide if you want a link to be made.
After you've done the steps above, you can open Microsoft PowerToys from the Start menu or a link you made if you made one. Also read - How To Reduce Background Noise in Your Microsoft Teams Meetings

Microsoft PowerToys: Install Through Command Prompt

If you know how to use the command prompt, this could be the fastest way to run Microsoft PowerToys. Follow these steps to set up Microsoft PowerToys through the Command Prompt: [caption id="attachment_190018" align="aligncenter" width="657"]cmd image credit - allthinngs.how[/caption]
  • Open up the Run box.
  • Type cmd in the text area and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the Command Prompt as an administrator.
  • If the User Account Control prompt comes up, click Yes to confirm the move.
  • Type the following code into the code Prompt window: Winget install --id Microsoft.PowerToys
  • Press Enter to run the code. This will get Microsoft PowerToys and put it on your computer.
It could take a few minutes. When it is done, Microsoft PowerToys will be in your Start Menu. If you've read this far, you know how to install Microsoft PowerToys on Windows. Try the Microsoft Store version first because it's the easiest to use and has fewer steps.

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