How to Update Apps using Winget on Windows 11 or 10?

Although you can update apps individually, it takes many steps and a long time to update them. Windows Package Manager, also known as WINGET, is a command-line tool. Its design is to find quickly, download, install, upgrade, uninstall and configure applications on Windows 11 and 10 operating systems. By the Winget command, you can easily manage all apps installed on your PC. For example, if you need to install an app on your PC, you can need to invoke a quick ‘Winget’ command to find and install the latest version of an application by its name. No need to search the internet, download, and install them manually.

In Windows 11 and 10, Winget is a built-in tool that helps you install, update, configure and uninstall multiple apps seamlessly.

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The Winget tool builds to keep in mind developers and system administrators. A regular user can also use this tool to update and install apps without using the Microsoft Store. It automates the process of searching, downloading, installing, updating, and configuring virtually any app, including Microsoft Store apps, traditional (win32) programs, and web apps that you acquired initially via the Windows Package Manager.

This risewindows article will learn how to install Winget. Besides that, you will also learn to update an app at once in Windows 11 and 10.

How to Install the WINGET (Windows Package Manager) in Windows 11 or 10?

Windows Package Manager bundles with Windows 11 and 10 as the “App Installer.” If it does not exist on your PC, you can download and install the same from the Microsoft Store or GitHub. If it has already been installed, ensure it updates with the latest version.

To get the “App Installer” from the Microsoft Store, open Microsoft Store and search for “App Installer.”

Then, Tap on the “App Installer” app to open the “App Installer” page. Next, hit the Get button to download and install it. If it is on your PC, pick the Update button to update the app.

Suppose you wish to install the Windows Package Manager with an offline installer. In that case, you can download the latest version of this app from the GitHub page(By, visit the Windows Package Manager release page on GitHub and selecting the newest version).

Once the file is downloaded, double-click on it to install the app. Hit the Install button in the wizard. If you see an “App Installer” is already installed’ message, pick the Reinstall button to reinstall the app.

How to Update an App on Windows 11 or 10 using Winget?

Do these steps to update an app on Windows 11 or 10 via winget command:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

Step 2. Type the below command and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to list all the apps with updates:-

winget upgrade

Step 3. Type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to update the app:-

winget upgrade -h --id APP-ID

Note: In the above command, replace the APP-ID with the ID of the app you want to update. Here, the -h option helps run the installer silently and hides all UI. Though, you will still get the prompt if your intervention is required.

For example, the below-mentioned command updates the UltraViewer to the latest release:-

winget upgrade -h --id DucFabulous.UltraViewer

After finishing the above steps, the application updates to the latest version available from the Windows Package Manager repository.

How to Update all Apps Simultaneously on Windows 11 or 10 through Winget?

If you have several outdated apps on your PC and want to update them at once, it is possible via the Winget command.

Do these steps to update all apps simultaneously on your Windows 11 or 10 by the Winget command:-

Step 1. Open Command Prompt or Windows PowerShell as an administrator.

Step 2. Type the below command and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to list all the apps with updates:-

winget upgrade

Step 3. Type the following and hit the Enter key on the keyboard to update all apps:-

winget upgrade -h --all

After finishing the above steps, the winget command will download and install the updates for all the apps installed on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.

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