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 1.8.5.2.msysgit.0. 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

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\GitHub\Portable_Git_xxxxx\
    

    (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-1.8.5.2-preview20131230.7z: once uncompressed, you can rename the folder with the same name ‘Portable_Git_xxxxx‘ and see if that works.

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