A Quick Tip To Get PowerShell Version Using Registry

by [Published on 23 Feb. 2011 / Last Updated on 9 Jan. 2010]

This article explains how you check a registry entry to check Installed Power Shell version on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 computers. This article applies to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 only.

PowerShell ships with Windows 7 installation. The following registry entry can be checked on computers running Windows 7:

  • Key Name: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PowerShell\1\PowerShellEngine
  • Entry Name: PowerShellVersion
  • Value: 1.0 or 2.0

The above registry entries exist by default with Windows 7 computers.


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