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Determine why Powershell version 4 is not installed

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Running Windows 7 Pro on an HP z230

I ran Powershell on my pc , typed in the command  get-host  and it says I have version 2.

I looked in my registry and it seems to indicate I have dotnet version 4 installed  (see attachment)

My understanding is if I have dotnet 4 then Powershell version 4 should be installed.

What am I missing?
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I believe you are thinking of Windows Management Framework (WMF) 4.0 which includes PowerShell 4.0. .NET Framework isn't directly related to nor does it include PowerShell 4.0.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855

WMF 4.0 requires .NET FX 4.5, and can be installed on Windows 7.

By default, Win7 comes with PowerShell 2.0, Win8 comes with PowerShell 3.0, Win8.1 comes with PowerShell 4.0.
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Todd Nelson is right - .NET 4 is a requirement for PS after 2.0, but it doesn't include it.
Note that in the meantime, PS 5.0 is available, even for Windows 7.
And in case you saw the syntax highlighting on a Windows 10 machine, you can have that on your Windows 7 machine as well; it's the PSReadline module, which is by default included in Windows 10 (but needs to be installed separately in earlier versions).

Windows Management Framework 5.0
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50395

lzybkr/PSReadLine
https://github.com/lzybkr/PSReadLine
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Thank you for your prompt replies.   I pay for this service so I appreciate prompt help.
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You should have enough information to provide a solution to your request.
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