How to Install Python on Windows 2023


Installing Python on Windows is a straightforward process. Here are the steps to install Python on your Windows computer:

1. **Download Python**:

   Go to the official Python website at and download the latest version of Python for Windows. You should see two versions available: Python 3.x (e.g., Python 3.9.7) and Python 2.x (e.g., Python 2.7.18). It is highly recommended to download the latest Python 3 version.

2. **Run the Installer**:

   Once the installer is downloaded, run the executable file (e.g., python-3.x.x-amd64.exe) by double-clicking on it.

3. **Customize Installation (Optional)**:

   You can customize the installation by clicking on the "Customize installation" button. Here, you can choose optional features, adjust installation paths, and more. For most users, the default settings are suitable.

4. **Installation Options**:

   On the "Optional Features" page, you can select additional features you want to include, such as pip (Python's package manager) and the "Add Python to PATH" option. It's important to check the "Add Python to PATH" option to make Python accessible from the command line.

5. **Install Python**:

   Click the "Install" button to begin the installation process. Python will be installed with the selected settings. This may take a few minutes.

6. **Verification**:

   After the installation is complete, open a Command Prompt or PowerShell window and type the following command to check if Python was installed successfully:


   python --version


   You should see the Python version you installed.

7. **IDLE (Optional)**:

   Python comes with an integrated development environment (IDE) called IDLE. You can access it by searching for "IDLE" in the Start menu.

That's it! Python is now installed on your Windows computer, and you're ready to start coding. You can use the Python interpreter in the Command Prompt or PowerShell, or you can write and run Python code in various integrated development environments (IDEs) like Visual Studio Code, PyCharm, or Jupyter Notebook, which you can install separately if needed.

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