Installing Git Bash on Windows 10
This tutorial teaches how to install Git and Git Bash.
Click the following image to be redirected to a YouTube video tutorial for installing Git and Git Bash. This same video also includes instructions to create a virtual Python environment, which you can do as well.
To verify whether you have Git, you can press
Win + R on your desktop, type
cmd, and press
Enter. Then type
git clone and press
Enter. If you do not have Git installed, it will say
'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command...
As long as Git does not change up their website and hyperlinks, you should be able to download Git from here and skip to step 2: https://git-scm.com/downloads
Open a web browser and search
git. Look for the result that is from
git-scm.comand click Downloads.
Download for Windows. The download will commence. Please open the file once it is finished downloading.
The UAC Prompt will appear. Click
Yesbecause Git is a safe program. It will show you Git’s license: a GNU General Public License. Click
- The GNU General Public License means that the program is open-source (free of charge).
Nextto confirm that
C:\Program Files\Gitis the directory where you want Git to be installed.
Nextunless you would like an icon for Git on the desktop (in which case you can check the box and then click
You will be asked several questions for the setup. We recommend the following settings:
Nextto accept the text editor,
Nextagain to Let Git decide the default branch name
Nextagain to run Git from the command line and 3rd party software,
Nextagain to use the OpenSSL library
Nextagain to checkout Windows-style,
Nextagain to use MinTTY,
Nextagain to use the default git pull,
Nextagain to use the Git Credential Manager Core,
Nextagain to enable file system caching, and then
Installbecause we do not need experimental features.
The progress bar should not take too long to finish. To test if it is installed, you can search for
Git Bashin the Windows search now to run it.