How to check PowerShell version in Windows 10

In this post we will see how to check PowerShell version in Windows 10/8/7. Windows 10 ships with Windows PowerShell 5.0. Nevertheless, it is always a good idea to use the latest version of PowerShell, as every new version introduces many new features. If you are using an earlier version of PowerShell on your Windows operating system, migrating to this version of Windows PowerShell will bring many benefits.

The PowerShell version 5.0 hosts many new features designed to make its language simpler, easier to use, and to avoid common errors.  It not only lets the system administrators manage every aspect of Windows Server OS, but also offers control over SQL, Exchange and Lync-based servers.

We have seen how you can use PowerShell to generate a list of Windows Services, generate a list of Disabled Features, Export and Backup Device Drivers, Find System Uptime, Update Windows Defender definitions, list Drives, get Installed Driver list, Uninstall Windows Store Apps, Add item to Desktop Context Menu, Create System Image, download a file and more.

Check PowerShell version

To check the PowerShell version on your Windows system, type powershell in taskbar search and click on the result viz. Windows PowerShell. Now use this command to check for, get and show the PowerShell version installed on your Windows computer:


You will see your version details generated and displayed.

check PowerShell version

You can see that in my case the PowerShell version is 5.0.10586.63.

Incidentally apart from the above command, you can also use any of these 2 commands to find your version:

  • get-host|Select-Object version
  • $host.version.

Hope you find the tip useful.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

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