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Microsoft has released the second release candidate build for the Windows Package Manager 1.6 series.

Windows Package Manager 1.6.2561

This release represents our second Windows Package Manager 1.6 release candidate build for Windows 10 (1809+), and Windows 11. Experimental features have been disabled in this release.

The  winget configure command is now a stable feature and can be used to automatically handle the setup and configuration requirements for an ideal development environment on your Windows machine. Applying a WinGet configuration file helps with installing and managing software packages, applications, programming languages, frameworks, tools, or settings necessary for a project.

You can also use the winget download command to download a package installer to your local machine. Support for package dependencies and enabling Windows Features are also included in this stable release.


  • WinGet configure  #2845
  • Support for package dependencies  #163
  • winget download  #658
  • Specify InstallerType  #1166
  • Windows Features (WSL)  #3320


  • Symlinks are not created for portable installations  #3498

What's Changed

New Contributors

  • @microsoft-github-policy-service made their first contribution in  #3347
  • @gigi81 made their first contribution in  #3305

Full Changelog v1.5.2201...v1.6.2561

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