How to install Terraform in Windows 11

I have been using Terraform for a while to launch my infrastructure in AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure and I am loving it since I do not need to learn different sets of languages or syntax for different Cloud Providers.

My only challenge when it comes to Terraform is that the installation instruction in the terraform site is not as detailed as I want it to be.

So here’s a tutorial on how to install Terraform in Windows 11 and make it work in Command Prompt, Powershell, and Git Bash with instructions and screenshots you can follow.

Note: You can also follow these steps for Windows 10.


  1. Download Terraform binary for Windows
  2. Extract terraform.exe
  3. Add Terraform folder in Path Environment Variable
  4. Testing terraform Command

1. Download Terraform binary for Windows

Go to terraform.io/downloads.html, then scroll down and look for the Windows section. Click on 64-bit.

This will start the download of the zip file that contains the terraform.exe binary.

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How to remove the Taskbar Chat and Widgets icon in Windows 11

When I switched to Windows 11 I had to adjust to the changes in the Taskbar. One of the things that I do not find useful is the Widgets and Chat icon in the Taskbar.

If you want to remove the Widgets and Chat icon in the Taskbar follow the steps below.

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How to move the Taskbar Icons to the left in Windows 11

If you’re like me who just recently switched to Windows 11, you might find the taskbar icons in the center a little awkward.

If you want to move the taskbar icons to the left, just like in their original position in Windows 10, then just follow the steps below.

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