How to install python on Windows

Kailash Chandra Behera | Tuesday, June 23, 2020


In my previous blog(Overview of Python), we have discussed the introduction of Python, characteristics or features, why to use Python, in this blog, we will learn to python download and install python on Windows for running python on windows.

Getting Started with How to install python on Windows

Python is a cross-platform programming language, it runs on various platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. and has even been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines. Hence it can be installed any platform with few steps, before setting the environment or install Python in your computer let's check whether Python is already installed in your windows machine or not and if installed what is the current version of the Python.

Setup environment for Python is very easy and less time consuming, it is taking very few times and required two to three steps only to install python on windows.

To check python installed in your matching, platform command can be used. If you have python already installed in your machine, you will get the currently installed version of Python otherwise you will get the message Python is not recognized.

As I mentioned above Python can run in various platforms and the different platforms have different. We can go with all the command examples, but here we are going to check the python version on windows.

To check if you have python installed on a Windows PC, search in the start bar for Python or run the following on the Command Line (cmd.exe):

 C:\Users\Your Name>python --version  

Check python version Windows

Install python in windows

  1. Download the laste Python installer from their official website.
  2. Run the installer file and click on the default installation and click on custom installation.
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    How to install python on Windows

  3. The Optional Feature window will appear, click on the next button, on the Advance Options window, check the "Add Python to environment variables" Option. This will add Python to environment variables and you are able to run Python from any part of the computer.
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  4. Change installation path if required then click on the Install button. The installer will run automatically, go to the start menu and start Python and you are finally done with the Python installation.

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Here in this blog, we learn python download and How to install python on Windows and how to check the python version in windows. I hope you have enjoined it a lot.