Windows 7

Aug 12 2011

How to Install and Get Started with Git for Windows

This tutorial is an introduction to installing and using Git on a PC running Windows 7. I set up a XAMPP server using XAMPP 1.6.8. I have not installed Putty. I also have not installed TortoiseSVN or TortoiseGIT. The last time I tried to install Git for Windows with TortoiseGIT, things got all mixed up and I could not connect to my repository on There was a problem with the SSH keys and I kept getting an authentication error. 

My plan is to create a free public Git repository on and upload my Drupal 7 site to it. It will be a single user blog with photo gallery that is freely available for download.