Install Python 3.8 on Windows 10

How to Download and Install Python on Windows 10

Python is a high-level, dynamically typed programming language. In this article, we will see how to install Python on Windows 10 OS. With that, to avoid any hassles in the future, we will also let you know how to verify the installation.

Download Python

To download Python, go to Python’s official website.

Below, under “Latest“, click the Python version:

Python official website to download

Now, we will reach the downloads page. Since, we are on Windows 10 OS 64-bit, therefore click the below shown installer:

Python 64bit Windows installer

The download begins now. Just wait for a few minutes till the download finishes. The downloaded Python exe file will get saved in the “Downloads” folder.

Install Python

Now, go to the “Downloads” folder on your Windows 10 system and double-click on the “python-3.8.2-amd64.exe” file:

Python executable downloaded in Downloads folder

Double click on the exe file and the installation begins:

Python 3.8.2 installation begins

Check the checkbox “Add Python to Path“. Now click “Customize Installation” as shown below:

Customize location and set Python path

Click on “Next” above and the installation continues. Keep these all options as it is including the package “Python PIP” and click “Next“:

Click Next for Python installation

The installation continues and here keep the Advanced options as it, but you can change the location of installation. We will change it to a folder “Python” created by us in the “C:\Program Files”, by clicking “Browse“. Following screenshot displays we have set the new path: “C:\Program Files\Python” for installation:

Change Python installation path

After setting the location above, click “Install“. The installation continues with the Setup progress as shown below:

Python 3.8.2 Installation continues

Now, installation completes i.e.”Setup was successful” as in the below screenshot:

Python setup successful

Installation completes!

Now, go to START and type Python. You will see the following Python functionalities:

Python functionalities installed

Now, we will verify the Python installation.

Verify Python Installation

We saw how to install Python above. We installed it on Windows 10 OS. Now, we can easily verify whether the installation was successful or not using the following command:

Note: Type “cmd” on “START“. Right-click and open with the administrator as shown below:

Open cmd and run as administrator

Let us implement the above command on command prompt (cmd) and verify Python installation:

Therefore, the installation verification is now complete and successful since now we can see the installed Python version in the command prompt:

Python 3.8.2 installation verification successful

In the above tutorial, we saw how to install Python on Windows 10. While installing, we set the path, without which the system won’t run Python programs. In the end, we verified the installation of Python successfully.

Now, let us run a simple Python program in the CMD itself. We will print the following line:

Following is the screenshot of the output on pressing enter:

Python first program on Windows 10

Here’s the YouTube video for the steps we saw above to install Python on Windows 10 and the sample Python program at the end:

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