How to Know PowerShell Version on Windows 11, 10, 8, or 7?

You can compare PowerShell to an advanced Command Prompt. It has been there on your systems for quite a while now but was used by advanced users and IT administrators only. You have a variety of ready-to-use cmdlets. PowerShell is capable of using .NET framework/C# by several methods.

Windows PowerShell History

Now that you have understood what PowerShell is and how it works let us get to the history of it.

  • PowerShell V1.0: Also known as the very first Powershell. Microsoft released it in November 2006. It worked with Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1, and Vista.
  • PowerShell V2.0: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 consist of PowerShell V2.0 as well as on
  • Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, and Vista SP1 a standalone packages.
  • PowerShell V3.0, or the third version of PowerShell V3.0, was included in Windows version 8. However, if you want, you can use it on Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 SP1, and Server 2008 R2 SP1, except for Windows XP.
  • PowerShell V4.0: Windows 8.1 has this version on the system. It also worked with Windows 7 SP1, Server 2008 SP1, and Server 2008 R2 SP1.
  • PowerShell V5.0: The fifth version was released on February 24, 2016. Later, on Windows 10 Anniversary, it was updated to PowerShell v 5.1. It worked with  Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 on January 19, 2017.
  • PowerShell V6.0: The first PowerShell Core was launched on August 18, 2016. Furthermore, they also made it independent of Windows, cross-platform, and open-sourced. Not only this, but they also made it free to use. It was released on January 10, 2018, and all Windows, macOS, and Linux users could use it.
  • PowerShell V7.0: It was released on March 4, 2020. You can get your hands on this version with the help of GitHub.

We will discuss how you can find out the PowerShell version that your system uses in this risewindows article.

How to View PowerShell Version on Windows PCs?

Use the following steps to know the PowerShell version on Windows computers:-

Step 1: Launch Windows PowerShell on your system as the very first step.

Step 2: In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press the Enter:-


Step 3: When you press Enter, the output will be displayed on your screen. Locate the PowerShell version alongside the PSVersion.

Alternatively, there are other ways to find your PowerShell version. For example, you can run the get-host|Select-Object version or $host.version command.

That is it.

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Also, read How to Find the Installed Microsoft Office Version on Windows 11 or 10?

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