Git first steps in Windows

This is the software used in Windows to have a GIT Client

  1. Install latest Git version (
    Ensure to remove Windows Explorer Integration as we should use TortoiseGit.
  2. Install latest TortoiseGit version (
    Alternative to TortoiseGit is GitExtensions (No file icons in Windows Explorer, installs kdiff)
  3. Install Beyond Compare 3.0 and configure TortoiseGit to use Beyond Compare
  4. Optionally install Visual Studio Tools for Git. for Visual Studio 2012-SP3 (Visual Studio 2013 includes Git tools by default)
  5. Optionally install PoshGit to have enhanced git coloured shell
  6. Optionally install Attlasian Source Tree