Installing Git on Windows

In this tutorial I will show you how to install GIT repository on Windows environment.

Git is a version control system (VCS) for tracking changes in files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. It is primarily used for software development, but it can be used to keep track of changes in any files

Download Git for Windows

Download link https://git-scm.com/download/win

The current version is Git-2.11.0-32-bit

Git Installation

Step 1. Do double click on Git-2.11.0-32-bit.exe file and if you find below window, click on Run


GIT installation

Step 2. If you see “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to the Computer?”, click on Yes.

Step 3. Next you see GNU General Public License window, please click on Next


GIT installation

Step 4. Accept the default settings


GIT installation

Step 5. Accept the default settings


GIT installation

Step 6. Accept the default settings


GIT installation

Step 7. Accept the default terminal


GIT installation

Step 8. Enable file system caching


GIT installation

Step 9. Now click on Install


GIT installation

Step 10. Wait for finishing the installation.

Step 11. Setup environment variable path to access Git commands from anywhere using cmd prompt.

Go to Computer -> Properties -> Advance system settings -> on Advance tab click on Environment Variables.

Now under User variables for <username> create Variable and Value as shown below.

Variable -> Git_Home, Value -> <git root directory>

Now edit the Variable PATH and add the entry %Git_Home%\bin; at the end of the PATH Value. Click Ok. Click Ok.

Step 12. Check GIT installed version in Windows from cmd prompt. Execute the below command in cmd prompt.

git --version

Output

git version 2.11.0.windows.1

Thanks for reading.

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