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A new preview release of Windows Package Manager 1.4 is now available.

Windows Package Manager 1.4.2161-preview

This is the second development build after the Windows Package Manager 1.3 build for Windows 10 (1809+) and Windows 11.

Experimental features are enabled in this release. The experimental support for installing from a zip file (except portable packages) is included in this release. This build will be released to Windows Insider Dev builds, and Windows Package Manager Insiders.

Run winget features to see which experimental features are enabled or disabled.
Add the following to your settings (winget settings) file to enable support for testing .zip manifests:

"experimentalFeatures": {"zipInstall": true}

Note: The  Windows Package Manager Community Repository does not accept zip applications. They will not be accepted until after 1.4 is Generally Available and has been rolled out to the majority of Windows systems via the automatic upgrade from the Microsoft Store. Users may test with local manifests.

We've also made progress towards native PowerShell cmdlets. These will work with PowerShell 6 and PowerShell 7. We're still working on the hurdles associated with PowerShell 5.1. We're planning to have a downloadable module for import in a future release. Join the  PowerShell discussions if you're interested.


  • Add Microsoft.WinGet.Client PowerShell Module files  #2314
  • winget find should be a synonym of winget search  #1299
  • Add aliases for installation and uninstallation  #2303
  • Add winget remove as an alias command for winget uninstall  #1978
  • Make "Update" an alias for "Upgrade"  #1026
  • Command aliases  #380


  • winget 1.4.2011-preview can't install MSI-based applications  #2365

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Release Windows Package Manager 1.4.2161-preview · microsoft/winget-cli