Installing Python On Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32-bit)
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Please follow these steps carefully and in order.
1) Uninstall Other Pythons
If you have other versions of Python installed on your computer and you don't have a compelling reason to keep them around, we recommend uninstalling those versions of Python before continuing on with these instructions.
2) Download the software:
Download the following file to your Downloads folder: Python 3.6 Installer
3) Install the Python Interpreter
Double click on the Python installer to begin the Python installation process, and follow the following steps carefully:
- On the first page, check the box labeled "Add Python 3.6 to the PATH", and click "Customize Installation".
- On the following page, make sure all boxes are checked, and click "Next".
- On the following page, check the box labeled "Install for all users".
- On that same page, change the text in the box under "Customize install location" to that it reads:
- Click "Install".
- Wait for the installation to finish and click "finish". Note that installing Python will also automatically install IDLE.
You can test that the installation worked by running
python from a DOS prompt
(open the start menu, search for
cmd, and run it). Python should report its
x is a small integer. You can then type
to quit, or simply close the terminal window.