Installing and Test-Driving Windows Terminal

by Feb 6, 2020

Windows Terminal is a new multi-tabbed tool for console-based shells. It is officially available via the Microsoft Store and currently requires Windows 10 1903 or better.

To install it from the Microsoft Store, you need to register yourself which is frustrating. If you want to install Windows Terminal anonymously (and have installed Chocolatey in the previous tip), simply run this line from an elevated PowerShell:

# download installation code
$code = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri '' -UseBasicParsing
# invoke installation code
Invoke-Expression $code

# install windows terminal
choco install microsoft-windows-terminal -y

Once Windows Terminal is installed, you can launch it via the “wt” command.

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