What Version Of Powershell Do I Have

Hey there! So, you’re curious about which version of PowerShell you have, huh? Well, let me help you dive into that topic.

Checking Your PowerShell Version

First things first, to find out which version of PowerShell you have, you can simply open PowerShell and run the following command:


When you hit enter, you’ll get a detailed output that includes the version of PowerShell you’re currently using.

Personal Experience

When I first started using PowerShell, I remember being a bit confused about which version I had. But once I learned how to use the $PSVersionTable.PSVersion command, it made things much clearer for me.

Understanding the Output

When you run the command, you’ll see something like this:

Major Minor Build Revision
----- ----- ----- --------
5 1 18362 145

Here, the “Major” and “Minor” values represent the major and minor version numbers of PowerShell, which are essential for understanding compatibility and feature availability.

Additional Information

If you’re curious about more detailed information, such as the edition, CLRVersion, WSManStackVersion, and PowerShell remoting protocol version, you can run the following command:

Get-Host | Select-Object edition, Version, VersionString

This will give you a comprehensive overview of your PowerShell environment.

Personal Tip

Something that has helped me in the past, especially when dealing with compatibility issues, is knowing the exact version and understanding how it differs from the versions on other systems I work with. It’s a small detail, but it can save a lot of time and frustration!


So, there you have it! Checking your PowerShell version is a quick and simple process that can provide valuable insights into your environment. Understanding your PowerShell version is an important step in working effectively within the PowerShell ecosystem.