GIT is undoubtedly is the largest and most used version control system (VCS) with the largest repository you can find which came into being in 2005 by the contribution of Linus Torvalds who is also the creator of Linux OS. The GIT is the open-source version control system (VCS) which allows developers to maintain, revise and control their source code by keeping track of the source code from the set of files. GIT provides BASH command line and GIT GUI for experienced GIT users in Windows. So, in this article, we will walk you through each step on how to install GIT in Windows 10.
Before installing GIT on your Windows 10, there are some requirements that you should preserve. These requirements are listed below.
- Make sure to have internet connection throughout the process
- Make sure you have the update Windows 10 running on your device
- Make sure your PC has at least 1 GB RAM available
- Your PC should have minimum Intel Core 2 Duo processor 1.6 GHz or better
- Your PC should have at least 300 MB space on hard drive.
Step 1: Download GIT from Official Website
Click here to download the latest version of Git SCM available for Windows from the Git official website or go to your web browser and type www.GitForWindows.org. After getting to the site home page as shown above, click on the Download button as highlighted above.
If you’re using Chrome, you will probably receive a warning message before the download as shown above. Just click on the Keep button to download the file.
Step 2: Apps & features setting
If you see a pop-up window which shows you that your PC only allow to install apps from the Store as shown above, click on the Open settings link to open Windows settings as highlighted above. If you don’t see this window then skip to step 3.
Windows Settings will open Apps & features settings, under installing apps in Apps & features settings, click on the drop-down menu as highlighted above and select the “Allow apps from anywhere” option. Now reopen the downloaded Git installer from your Windows 10 downloads folder. This will now launch the Git setup wizard.
Step 3: Git Installation Setup
Now you can see that Gut Setup has launched up as shown above. In the Information phase, click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Select Destination Location” phase, let the selected destination to be the default and click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Select Components” phase, make sure that you have selected the default checkboxes as shown above. Now, simply click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Select Start Menu Folder” phase, let the Start Menu folder to be selected as default as shown above. Click on the Next button to proceed as highlighted above.
In the “Choosing the default editor used by Git” phase, you can select the editor of your choice from the drop-down menu as highlighted above, this is only recommended if you know that Git can be edited on the particular editor, otherwise you can leave Vim to be selected as Git’s default editor as highlighted above. Now click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Adjusting your PATH environment” phase, we recommend you to choose the Git Bash option which is the official command line tool as highlighted above. Now, click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Choosing HTTPS transport backend” phase, make sure to select the “OpenSSL library” option as highlighted above. Now click on the Next button as shown above.
In the “Configure the line ending conversations” phase, make sure to select the “Checkout Windows-style, commit Unix-style line endings” option as highlighted above. Now click on the Next button to proceed.
In the “Configuring the terminal emulator to use with Git Bash” phase, make sure to select the “Use MinTTY” option as highlighted above. Now, click on Next button to proceed.
In the “Configuring extra options” phase, make sure to only enable the checkboxes of “system caching” and “Credential Manager” options as highlighted above. Now simply click on the Install button as shown above.
After clicking on the Install button the setup will start installing Git in Windows 10. Now, wait until the Installing process is complete as shown above.
After Git installation is successfully complete, you will be directed to the Completing the Git Setup Wizard phase, as shown above, make sure to unselect both checkboxes and then click on the Finish button as shown highlighted above. This will close the Setup Wizard bringing you back on the desktop.
Step 4: Check Git in Windows 10
Now you can check the installed Git in Windows 10.
From the Windows Start menu, under Recently added, you can see that Git SCM has been successfully installed in your Windows 10. You can open the Git command line by clicking on the Git Bash option as highlighted above.
From the Git Bash, type in command “git” which will show you different option and commands you can use with Git Bash as shown above.
That’s it! Hope this helped you on installing Git in Windows 10. If you have any confusion or experience any difficulty in following the above instructions, please let us know in the comments selection below.