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Install Windows Terminal (WT)

Install Windows Terminal (WT)

Windows Terminal is a more modern command-line tool that has features including “multiple tabs, panes, Unicode and UTF-8 character support, a GPU accelerated text rendering engine, and the ability to create your own themes and customize text, colors, backgrounds, and shortcuts“.

This post is a quick guide on installing Windows Terminal with a how-to on running a PowerShell session as Administrator.

# Install Windows Terminal (WT)
# Run PowerShell WT Session as Administrator


Install Windows Terminal (WT)

I’m installing using Chocolatey, the Windows package manager. Note, a reboot is required post install.

choco install microsoft-windows-terminal

Search and open Windows Terminal.

Click the drop-down to open new tabs and you’re good to go.


Run PowerShell WT Session as Administrator

Run the command below and a new Windows Terminal will open.

Start-Process -Verb RunAs cmd.exe '/c start wt.exe -p "Windows PowerShell"'

And here’s a typical command that would require admin elevation.


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