How to upgrade to the latest version of Git on Windows? Still showing older version -Git update

981    Asked by EmmaCornish in Business Analyst , Asked on Jul 8, 2021

I just upgraded to Git for Windows, from my previous version 1.7.9.mysysgit.0. I downloaded the new version from the Git site and installed it through the normal Git installer EXE.

That said, when I fire up my terminal window, it still is showing that I am running git version 1.7.9.mysysgit.0. When I type "git --version" from my prompt, same thing.

I found this article on a similar issue with Git on Mac OSX, which leads me to believe that it has something to do with a faulty PATH, but I'm still pretty new at all this (5 months self-taught), so I'm at a loss in how to translate this to Windows.

This problem arose when I began a new Rails project and tried to push it up to Git. I added the remote:

git remote add origin


git push -u origin master

I received the following error message:

fatal: refs not found: did you run git update-server-info on the server?

 How to update git windows ?

Since Git 2.16.1 you can use

C:> git update-git-for-windows

In versions between 2.14.2 and 2.16.1, the command was

C:> git update

Versions before this don't work so you need to download the greater version on which this work.

If the version is updated and having latest version then this command will give you the following output:

C:> git update-git-for-windows

Git for Windows (64bit)

Up to date

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