How To Install Python On Windows

How To Install Python On Windows

Explains all the steps required to install Python on Windows.

August 16, 2019

Python has emerged as one of the major programming languages used to develop different types of applications including Web Applications, Desktop Applications, Numeric and Scientific Applications, etc. It soon entered into mainstream programming and majorly popular in data science engineers.

You might also be interested in Python Cheatsheet to learn or brush up the basics of Python.

In this tutorial, we will discuss all the steps required to install Python 3 on Windows 10. The steps should be the same for other versions of Windows.

Step 1 - Download

Open the Downloads Page for Windows and choose the most recent version as highlighted in Fig 1.

Download Python

Fig 1

The link will lead to the download page for the version chosen by you. While writing this tutorial, it navigated me to the Download Page of version 3.7.4. I have selected the 64-bit windows installer based on my current version of Windows 10. It might vary based on your operating system.

Choose Installer

Fig 2

Step 2 - Install

After completing the download, double click the installer to start the installation. The welcome screen shows the default installation location and provides options to Install for all users and to add it to the system path as shown in Fig 3.

Install Python

Fig 3

I have checked the checkbox Add Python 3.7 to PATH to add it to the system path. Click on the Install Now button to start the installation. It will also ask for system permission to make the required changes. Allow the installer and it will continue with the installation.

After completing the installation, the installer will show the success message as shown in Fig 4.

Python Installed

Fig 4

Click on the Close Button to finish the installation.

Step 3 - Verify Installation

In this step, we will verify the installation of Python. Search for Python on system tray as shown in Fig 5. It will show all the available options.

Search Python

Fig 5

Now execute the Python command-line option as highlighted in Fig 5. It will start the Python command line window as shown in Fig 6.

Python CLI

Fig 6

It shows that Python 3.7.4 is installed as part of this tutorial. We can also verify the version on Windows Command Prompt as shown in Fig 7.

Python Version

Fig 7

This is how we can install and verify the installation of Python 3 on Windows 10.

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