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[DEPRECATED] GitHub for Windows

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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/9/2015.

New package name: github

githubforwindows has been deprecated because of Chocolatey naming conventions.

It exists only for backward compatibility to provide a transitional dummy package for existing users and scripts which may still use this package ID.

To install [DEPRECATED] GitHub for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install githubforwindows

To upgrade [DEPRECATED] GitHub for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade githubforwindows


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Software Author(s)

  • GitHub Inc


Release Notes

New users

  • Do not install githubforwindows. Use github instead.

Existing users - Updating

  • Updating this package will automatically install the most recent version of the github chocolatey package. The installed program will also be upgraded.
  • Please update any links, dependencies, or scripts that reference this package to the new package name github.

Existing users - Cleanup

  • choco uninstall githubforwindows --all-versions --whatif

To manually remove githubforwindows package completely from your system, you may safely do so by issuing one of the following commands:

  • cmd: for /d %i in (%ChocolateyInstall%\lib\githubforwindows*) do ECHO rd /s /q %i
  • powershell: Remove-Item $Env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\githubforwindows* -Recurse -Force -WHATIF


  • Remove ECHO or WHATIF from the respective commands after verifying the output targets the correct files.
  • Your console may need elevated privileges to remove the files. From a PowerShell console: Start-Process cmd -Verb runAs or Start-Process powershell -Verb runAs

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