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Microsoft has released a new preview release of Windows Package Manager.

Windows Package Manager 1.7.3172-preview

This is the fifth development build after the Windows Package Manager 1.6 build for Windows 10 (1809+) and Windows 11. This build will be released to Windows Insider Dev builds and Windows Package Manager Insiders.

Experimental features are enabled in this release. This preview release includes performance improvements as well as fixes for enabling Windows Features when running in packaged context. There are new experimental features for allowing winget to kick of a reboot if one is required and support for the new v0.3 configuration schema.

Run winget features to see which experimental features are enabled or disabled. Add the following to your settings (winget settings) file to enable the experimental features.

    "experimentalFeatures": {
	  "directMSI": true,
          "windowsFeature": true,
          "configuration03": true,
          "reboot": true,

Windows Package Manager also includes  Winget configuration, which automatically handles the setup and configuration requirements for an ideal development environment on your Windows machine. WinGet configuration file helps with installing and managing software packages, applications, programming languages, frameworks, tools, or settings necessary for a project.

Check out our  session at Microsoft Build to learn how to get your machine to a ready-to-code state.

A prerelease version of the  Microsoft.WinGet.Client PowerShell module has been published to the PowerShell Gallery. To install the latest version of the PowerShell module, run the following command in PowerShell 7+.

Install-Module -Name Microsoft.WinGet.Client

The PowerShell module requires App Installer ( winget) to be installed. The Repair-WinGetPackageManager cmdlet (work in progress) is designed to install or repair App Installer.

What's Changed

Full Changelog v1.7.2782-preview...v1.7.3172-preview

Release Windows Package Manager 1.7.3172-preview · microsoft/winget-cli