GitHub GUI for Windows: uses old version

I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop and I’ve installed Git. If I type git --version in Windows’ command prompt, the result is git version I can commit and update all the stuff on the server, everything works fine.

At the same time, I’d like to have a GUI for that so I’ve installed GitHub for Windows. Unfortunately, it does not let me commit my changes as it report that there is an error as suggests opening a shell (also console-like, but looks different from usual Windows’ cmd). If I type in that shell git --version I get git version 1.8.4.msysgit.0 so apparently the GUI app uses an older version of git than the one I need, although I have a needed version of Git installed on my computer.

I appreciate any hints on how to make the GUI app to use the new version of git. If any details are still needed, please tell me – I’ll provide them asap. Thanks

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    You will find the git (embedded in G4W — GitHub for Windows as SLaks mentions) in


    (See “Can the credentials stored in Github for Windows be shared with the whole operating system?”)

    You can try and replace that folder by a portable Git, PortableGit- once uncompressed, you can rename the folder with the same name ‘Portable_Git_xxxxx‘ and see if that works.

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