Download PowerShell 7.3 (Offline Installers)

This is the stable release of PowerShell 7.3.0. Download it today from the direct download links given in the article.

Powershell 7 3

After several preview releases, PowerShell 7.3 stable has been released by Microsoft. This is the first release of the “7.3” version of PowerShell, for which the complete version is 7.3.0.

This update brings a number of improvements and fixes for the PowerShell command line tool. It can be used to run scripts and automate and perform administrative tasks.

Before this release, Microsoft rolled out 7 preview updates and a Release Candidate. Click on the respective links below if you want to learn more about them:

Unconventionally, Microsoft did not release a Release Candidate 2, which means that they had no more features to add to PowerShell 7.3 at the moment, and must be stable enough to be released to the public.

Continue down below to learn what is new in this release and then download it from the direct download links.

Changes and Improvements

We have highlighted significant improvements in this release:

  • [General Cmdlet Updates]
    • Corrected calling cmdlet New-PSSessionOption in the script for Restart-Computer.
  • [Build and Packaging Improvements
    • Fixed issues with building test artifacts.
    • Use AzFileCopy task instead of AzCopy.exe.
    • Removed AzCopy installation from msixbundle step.
    • Added TSAUpload for APIScan.
    • Added authenticode signing for assemblies on Linux builds.
    • Do not remove penimc_cor3.dll from the build.
    • Allowed two-digit revisions in vPack package validation pattern.
    • Bumped Microsoft.PowerShell.Native from 7.3.0-rc.1 to 7.3.0.

With these fixes and improvements for PowerShell, Microsoft did not disclose any known issues at the moment.

Let us continue to see how to download and install PowerShell 7.3.

Download PowerShell 7.3

You can download PowerShell 7.3 from the direct download links below.

For Windows 11, 10, 8.1, and 7

PowerShell-7.3.0 for Windows 64-bit.msi [101 MB]

PowerShell-7.3.0 for Windows 32-bit.msi [93.0 MB]

For MacOS

PowerShell-7.3.0 for MacOS 64-bit.pkg [65.3 MB]

PowerShell-7.3.0 for MacOS ARM64.pkg [62.4 MB]

For Linux

PowerShell-7.3.0 for RedHat Linux.rpm [67.8 MB]

PowerShell-7.3.0 for Debian.deb [68.4 MB]

For more download options, please check out this download page.

How to Install PowerShell 7.3

Here is how you can install Windows PowerShell 7.3 Preview 8 on Windows 1110, 8.1, and Windows 7:

  1. Download and execute the respective MSI file from the links above.

  2. The installation wizard will now run. Click Next on the first screen.

    PS 73 install 1
    Proceed
  3. Now select the destination folder for the installation and click Next.

    PS 73 install 2
    Select installation directory
  4. Select the optional features you want to install, such as adding PowerShell to environment variables, enabling PowerShell remoting, adding PowerShell to the context menu, etc. Click Next when selected.

    PS 73 install 3
    Select optional features to install
  5. Leave the default settings on the next page and click Next.

    PS 73 install 4
    Leave default settings
  6. On the next screen, click Install to begin the installation.

    PS 73 install 5
    Begin installation
  7. Once installed, click Finish.

    PS 73 install 6
    PS 73 install 6
  8. Now confirm that PowerShell has been installed successfully. Type in pwsh in the Run Command box and you shall see the installed version at the top.

    PowerShell 7 3 installed successfully
    PowerShell 7.3 installed successfully

Learn more about PowerShell and PowerShell Core. You can also download and install PowerShell over the network.

How to Uninstall PowerShell 7.3

If you do not require PowerShell in the future then you may remove it from your computer. Here is how:

  1. Open the Programs & Features applet by typing in appwiz.cpl in the Run Command box.

    appwiz
    Open Programs & Features
  2. Here, right-click on the PowerShell version that you want to remove and then click Uninstall.

    Uninstall PowerShell
    Uninstall PowerShell

    If asked for confirmation, click Yes.

The selected version of PowerShell will now be removed from your computer.

Final Analysis

The stable release of PowerShell 7.3 does not have any significant improvements over its preview releases. However, it is a significant upgrade if you are using PowerShell 6 or any older versions. Either way, there would be no harm in upgrading right now.

Additionally, since it is a stable release, most of the glitches and kinks would have already been addressed.

PowerShell 7 Release History

Complete VersionRelease DateSignificant ImprovementsChangelog and Downloads
7.3.08-11-22-Added test for the framework-dependent package in the pipeline
-Fixes for building test artifacts
-AzCopy has been removed
PowerShell 7.3 complete changelog
PowerShell 7 version history

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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