Use Winget to update and upgrade 3rd Party Apps and Packages in Windows 10+
Winget is a new command-line package manager for Windows that makes it easy to install and manage software. It is similar to other package managers like apt-get on Linux or Chocolatey on Windows. Winget is still in development, but it is already available for download from the Microsoft Store.
To install Winget, open the Microsoft Store and search for "winget". Click on the "Get" button to install the app. Once Winget is installed, you can open it from the Start menu.
To use Winget, you need to know the name of the package you want to install. You can find the names of packages by searching the Microsoft Store or by looking at the website of the software developer. Once you know the name of the package, you can use the following command to install it:
winget install <package-name>
For example, to install the Notepad++ text editor, you would use the following command:
winget install notepad++
Winget can also be used to update and uninstall software. To update all installed software, use the following command:
To uninstall a specific software, use the following command:
winget uninstall <package-name>
Winget also supports a number of other commands, such as listing all installed software, searching for packages, and getting information about a specific package. For more information, you can consult the Winget documentation.
Here are some tips for using Winget:
Use the `-q` option to quiet down the output of Winget commands.
Use the `-y` option to automatically accept the terms and conditions of package installations.
Use the `-v` option to see the version of Winget that you are using.
Use the `-h` option for help with Winget commands.
Here are some troubleshooting tips for Winget:
If you are having problems installing or uninstalling software, try running Winget as an administrator.
If you are still having problems, try restarting your computer.
If you are still having problems, you can report them to the Winget team on GitHub.
Winget is a powerful new tool for managing software on Windows. It is still in development, but it is already a valuable addition to the Windows command-line.