Step by Step – How to install Python 3.7 in Windows 10



In this blog post, we will install Python 3.7 on Windows 10. Python is one of the most widely used programming languages in the world for the below reasons:

  1. Easy to learn
  2. One of the most widely used programming languages in the industry.
  3. Go to language for Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligent and Machine Learning
  4. Huge community support
  5. Python has one of the most extensive standard library and frameworks
  6. Fully Object oriented since Python 3
  7. Widely used in colleges and universities to teach programming
  8. Widely used by Startups

Python programming language has a great future. To get started, you will have to install it first. In this blog, we will use CPython implementation to install Python on Windows 10.

We will be using windows installer to install Python on Windows 10.

Note that pip gets installed by Python installer by default. You don’t have to install it separately.

Step 1- Download the Installer

You can download the installer for the official python website. Normally the installer file is easy to find and download. You can see on the Python home page, download section as shown in the below screenshot. The file download size is around 24.4 MB. You can download the file installer file from here. By default 32 bit version of Python gets downloaded.

python.org homepage

For local development it does not matter if you use 32 or 64 bit version of Python.

If you want 64 bit version, go to the official download page and click the download option from the specific release row as shown in the below screenshot.

Python – download page

This will take you to the release page. Scroll down and you will see various download options as shown in the below screenshot. Click on the Windows x86-64 executable installer to download the 64 bit version of the installer.

Python – download page

Step 2- Start the installation process

Double click on the installer file to start the installation process. The process is like any installation you have you have done on windows 10.

You will see the security warning like, click yes to continue.

Python Installation – Security warning

Step 3- Provide Setup options

Now you will have the option to select the default or customize it. You can choose the default installation and click on install now to start the installation process.

Please check the Add Python 3.7 to path option This will allow you to execute python command in terminal from any location.

Python Installation setup

If you choose the default installation, python will get installed in the user, appdata folder which can be difficult to locate.

Normally I customize the installation to install Pyhton in the C: drive root directory such as C:/python.

To change the default installation directory, click on Customize installation.

Python Installation setup

You will see the optional to install the optional features. Leave the defaults as it is.

Python Installation – Optional Features

Click on next to continue.

Python Installation – advanced options

Leave the defaults as it is and enter or browse the directory to where you want to install pyhton. I normally choose type C:/Python.

Click Install to start the installation process.

Step 4- Installation Begins

You will see the installation process start. Wait for the process to complete.

Python Installation begins

Python Installation begins

Step 5- Installation Successful

After the installation completes, you will see Installation successful dialog box. That’s it you are done with the installation process. Click on close to complete the process.

Python Installation successful

Step 6- Check the version of Python installer

To check the version of pyhton installed, use the this command in powershell or cmd.

python -V or python --version

Python Version – Powershell

To check the version of pip, use the this command in powershell or cmd.

pip -V or pip --version

pip version check – Powershell

That’s it, python is installed on your system.

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