Updating gnuwin32 tools on Windows with GetGnuWin32


Gnuwin32 provides ports of tools with a GNU or similar open source license, to modern MS-Windows (Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7). We have covered install Gnuwin32 on Windows in a previous post, but how do you update it? That’s where GetGnuWin32 comes into play.


First we need to download GetGnuWin32 from
Run GetGnuWin32-0.6.3.exe and select installation directory, i.e. C:\gnuwin32

Now we can run the update.

Open a command prompt then change to the directory that GetGnuWin32 was installed.

cd C:\gnuwin32\GetGnuWin32

Start the download with the download command


Be patient as the download process will take time. Once the download has completed press enter.
Now kickoff the update running the install.bat file and give it the location of the c:\gnuwin32 files.

install c:\gnuwin32


You will receive a few more questions, press enter to accept the default yes. You may receive a few popups for path issue during the manifest phase. Click ok to move on.


Installation will complete and you will receive a notification.


You are now up to date.

2 Responses to “Updating gnuwin32 tools on Windows with GetGnuWin32”

  1. guest says:

    I just installed and updated and it shows “OpenSSL 1.0.2h”, which is outdated. I assume other packages are outdated as well (judging by the date alone). How to get the latest packages?

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