Apps Check PowerShell Version in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to check the current version of PowerShell in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Windows PowerShell is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. Built on the .NET Framework, Windows PowerShell helps IT professionals and power users control and automate the administration of the Windows operating system and applications that run on Windows.


Release Date​
PowerShell 7.3 (preview)Jan-2022Built on .NET 7.0 (preview)
PowerShell 7.2 (LTS-current)Nov-2021Built on .NET 6.0 (LTS-current)
PowerShell 7.1Nov-2020Built on .NET 5.0
PowerShell 7.0 (LTS)Mar-2020Built on .NET Core 3.1 (LTS)
PowerShell 6.2Mar-2019
PowerShell 6.1Sep-2018Built on .NET Core 2.1
PowerShell 6.0Jan-2018First release, built on .NET Core 2.0. Installable on Windows, Linux, and macOS
Windows PowerShell 5.1Aug-2016Released in Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016, WMF 5.1
Windows PowerShell 5.0Feb-2016Released in Windows Management Framework (WMF) 5.0
Windows PowerShell 4.0Oct-2013Integrated in Windows 8.1 and with Windows Server 2012 R2, WMF 4.0
Windows PowerShell 3.0Oct-2012Integrated in Windows 8 and with Windows Server 2012 WMF 3.0
Windows PowerShell 2.0Jul-2009Integrated in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, WMF 2.0
Windows PowerShell 1.0Nov-2006Optional component of Windows Server 2008

Here's How:

1 Open Windows Terminal, and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste either command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)



Get-Host | Select-Object Version

3 You will now see the current version of PowerShell. For example: 5.1.25211.1001



That's it,
Shawn Brink



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