How To Install Git On Windows

In this tutorial, we will see how to install Git on Windows

Git Introduction

Git is an open-source version-control system for tracking changes in source code during software development across different teams. 

Git Installation On Windows

Go to https://git-scm.com/downloads and click on your Windows to download Git for Windows

Git Download

Go to the download location (my Git Installation file is in the Downloads folder) to extract and launch Git.

Open the file to extract and launch the installer.

Git Exe

Go through the GNU General Public License. If you are interested to continue then click on Next

read and accept git license agreement

Choose the installation location of your choice and click on Next. I just left it as default. 

Select Git Installation Location

You can leave the default selected components and click on Next. If you have any specific needs then select or unselect the components. 

Git Installation Component Selection

Choose the start menu folder location of your choice and click on Next. I just left it as default.

Select Start Menu Folder

Choose a text editor you would like to use with Git and click on Next. Here I have selected the default one. 

Select Text Editor

Here you can change the PATH environment. Here I have left the default recommended one i.e., Git from the command line and also from 3rd party software

Select the option of your choice and click on Next

Adjusting Git Path Environment

Select the server certificate of your choice.

Select the default ‘Use the OpenSSL library‘ and click on Next

Use The OpenSSL Library

In the next step, choose ‘Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings’ and click Next

Configure Line Ending Conversions

The next step is to configure the terminal emulator to use with Git Bash.

Select the default MinTTY and click on Next

Configure Terminal Emulator Git Bash

Select the Git Credential Manager and click Next

Credential Helper

In the configuring extra options, select Enable file system caching and click Next

Configure Extra Options

Git is installing

Git Installation Process

Once the installation is completed. You can launch Git Bash and also view release notes based on your preference.

Complete Git Install Windows

Launching Git Bash

To launch Git Bash, open the Windows Start menu and type ‘Git Bash’ and press Enter (Also you can click on the Git Bash application icon). 

Git Bash

Launch Git GUI

To launch Git GUI, open the Windows Start menu and type ‘Git GUI’ and press Enter (Also you can click on the Git Bash application icon).

Git GUI

In the next tutorial, we will see how to install Git in Linux and macOS.

Don’t miss: Here is a detailed Git Tutorial for beginners. 

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