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

If you need TortoiseGit, you will find it at

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-, 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!