How to Download and Install Python 3 on Windows

How to Download and Install Python 3 on Windows

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Vikram Singh
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Updated on Apr 27, 2023 15:35 IST

Installing Python 3 on Windows is a simple process that can be completed in a few easy steps. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of installing Python 3 on your Windows machine, from downloading the installation file to verifying that Python is installed correctly.

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Python is one of the most flexible and popular programming languages favored by software engineers and tech organizations worldwide. Data Scientists use it for data cleaning, data analysis, and knowledge generation. In this article, we will learn how to download and install Python 3 on windows.

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How to Install Python on Windows

Visit the Official Website of Python (python.org/downloads)

  • Click on Download Python 3.11.0 (the latest version)
    • It might be updated by the time you will read the article.
  • Once you will download the file, you will get the executable file (python.exe).

Note: 

  1. Always be sure to check the version you are installing, and its compatibility with your system configuration.
  2. Python 3.9 + can’t be used on Windows 7 or earlier.
  3. Always check for the Active Python versions.

  • Click on Customize Installation

  • Click on Next

  • Select the required Check Boxes from the Advanced Options.
    • Click on Install
  • Let the installation process finish.

  • In case you get the prompt to disable the path length limit
    • Click on Disable Path Length Limit
      • It will allow Python to use long path names.

Once you Disable Path Length Limit, the installation process will be completed.

Once you complete the setup, always verify whether the Python is successfully installed or not.

How to verify whether the Python is Installed or Not?

To check whether the system has Python installed or not, open the CMD or Command Prompt and write:

 
python --version
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If you get the python version as an output (as above), your system already has Python installed. But, if you don’t get the python version, then it means:

  • Python is not installed in the system
  • Python directory has not been added to the path of the Environment Variables.

Conclusion

In conclusion, installing Python 3 on Windows is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in just a few simple steps. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can quickly set up a Python development environment on your Windows machine and begin writing and executing Python code.

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