Last updated 1 January 2012.

This tutorial was tested on Windows 7. If you use Windows 2000 then install GDI+ first.


If you need PuTTY, you will find it at http://www.putty.org/


If you need TortoiseGit, you will find it at http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

TortoiseGit installation procedure is simple. The only thing you must consider carefully is which SSH Client will be used. Follow these steps:

  1. Download TortoiseGit and double click the installation file, e.g.: Tortoisegit-1.6.5.0-32bit.msi, as shown below:
  2. Accept the license if you agree:
  3. Choose an SSH Client: For Windows, PuTTY is a good option
  4. Choose an installation folder. You can just use the default folder:
  5. Click the "Install" button to begin the installation process:
  6. Progress installation, you may click the "Donate!" button to donate to this great software:
  7. Installation is done:

Now you will see the power of TortoiseGit. Just right click on any folder or file and you will see "TortoiseGit" context-menu integrated to Windows!