How to Install Git on Windows 11

Installing Git on your Windows 11 computer is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to download and install Git:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Google Chrome" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Google Chrome to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the Git Download Page

  1. In Google Chrome, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download Git Installer

  1. On the Git website, click on the Download button for Windows. This will redirect you to the download page.
  2. The download should start automatically. If it does not, click on the link provided to download the installer.
  3. If prompted, click Save to save the installation file to your computer.

Step 4: Run the Installer

  1. Once the download is complete, click on the Git-[version]-64-bit.exe file at the bottom of the Google Chrome browser window. If you don’t see it, you can find it in your Downloads folder.
  2. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 5: Install Git

  1. The Git installer will open. Click Next on the welcome screen.
  2. Choose the destination location for Git and click Next.
  3. Select the components you want to install. The default options are usually sufficient. Click Next.
  4. Choose the start menu folder where the shortcuts will be created and click Next.
  5. Select the default editor used by Git. You can choose your preferred text editor (e.g., Vim, Notepad++, VS Code). Click Next.
  6. Adjust your PATH environment. Select Git from the command line and also from 3rd-party software and click Next.
  7. Choose the HTTPS transport backend. The default option Use the OpenSSL library is recommended. Click Next.
  8. Configure the line ending conversions. Select Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings and click Next.
  9. Choose the terminal emulator to use with Git Bash. The default option Use MinTTY is recommended. Click Next.
  10. Choose the default behavior of git pull. The default option Default (fast-forward or merge) is recommended. Click Next.
  11. Choose the credential helper. The default option Git Credential Manager is recommended. Click Next.
  12. Select the options for extra features. The default options are usually sufficient. Click Next.
  13. Choose the experimental options. You can leave these unchecked if you are unsure. Click Install.

Step 6: Complete the Installation

  1. The installation process will begin. This may take a few minutes.
  2. Once the installation is complete, click Finish. You can choose to launch Git Bash immediately by keeping the Launch Git Bash option checked.

Step 7: Verify the Installation

  1. Open Git Bash by searching for it in the Start menu.
  2. In the Git Bash window, type git --version and press Enter. You should see the version of Git installed on your system.


You have successfully installed Git on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using Git for version control, managing your repositories, and collaborating on projects.