How to install PuTTY (and PuTTYgen)


In this tutorial we will explain how you can install PuTTY and PuTTYgen on Windows. PuTTY is a free telnet- and ssh-client. With PuTTY you are able to connect to devices like your Linux VPS. During the installation of PuTTY, PuTTYgen will also be installed. This can be used to generate keys for your connections.

Step 1:

Open your browser. This can be the browser of your choice.

Step 2:

Enter the following URL.

Step 3:

When on the page, click on "Download PuTTY" or click on "here". You will be redirected to the download page.

Step 4:

Under "Package files", select the "MSI ('Windows Installer')" for your system. After the download is finished, open the installation file.

Step 5:

If the Setup Wizard has opened, click on "next". Choose the destination folder of your choice or leave it default and click "next". You can change how some features are being installed or leave it default. Click on "Install" and wait for the installation to finish. Make sure to uncheck "View README file" if you do not want this. After the installation is finished click "Finish". PuTTY and PuTTYgen are now installed.

Step 6:

In the Windows search bar, type "PuTTY". You will see that PuTTY and PuTTYgen are now available. You have succesfully installed PuTTY.