PuTTY is an SSH and Telnet client for the Windows platform. It is free and open-source software originally developed by Simon Tatham and now supported by a group of volunteers.
This windows terminal emulator helps to remote access server computers over a network using the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol. Download Putty
Visit this page, Free Putty Download
to download the latest version of Putty This page contains up-to-date links to download Windows MSI Installer, Binary Files, Documentation, Source Code, and Checksum files.
Below are the available download options,
MSI (‘Windows Installer’) – This is a standard Windows MSI installer. Choose either 32-bit (putty-0.70-installer.msi)or 64-bit (putty-64bit-0.70-installer.msi)depending on the Operating System configuration. If you are not sure about the operating system, simply use 32 bit, it should work with all operating systems. Install PuTTY
There is no need to install PuTTY if you directly download the .exe file from the above-mentioned location. If you plan to download the MSI installer, follow below step by step instructions below to install Putty on Windows. These instructions should work on Windows 8 and Windows 10
. Start Installation
Click on the downloaded .msi installer file to start the installation. This is a wizard-driven installation where the install presents some screens with default options. Just select and click Next. Choose Destination Folder
Choose the destination folder. It defaults to c:\Program File\PuTTY\. You can change it if required, just click on the Change button and select the folder. Choose Product Features and click install
Choose the features you want to install. I have also selected the Add shortcut to Putty on the Desktop option. This creates a shortcut to a quick launch
Click on the Install button and Installation should start. Complete Installation
It is quick and you get Completed the Putty release 0.70 (64-bit) Setup Wizard message. Click the Finish button. Check/uncheck the View README file checkbox if you like to read it.