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Hello! In this opportunity, we will talk about Python 3 and how to install it in Windows 10. It is about a multi-paradigm, general-purpose, interpreted, high-level programming language. By the same token, Python is an interpreted language. This means that it is not converted to computer-readable code before the program is run but at run time, it also is a scripting language like PHP, Perl, Ruby and so much more. It can be used for web programming. In addition, nowadays is a language with a large grown of users, overcoming the users number of Java language, for example.

However, Windows 10 by default is not compatible with this programming language, so to run applications programmed with it, we have to install all the libraries and dependencies of Python in the system and configure them, a task that for many people can become complicated.

Installing Python 3

For this reason, today we will learn how to install Python 3 in Windows 10. In the first place, we need to download it, Once on the page, we choose Download Python 3.7.4 (or the number that is when we visit it, as long as it is 3)

Python Official Site
Official site of Python’s downloads

Once the download is finished, we have to proceed to execute it as the Administrator user. A window will appear, select both options at the bottom of it; install launcher for all users (to grant access for all users) and Add Python 3.7 PATH (add the path of the interpreter to the PATH variable). This second option is imperative to select, inasmuch as allow run python.exe from anywhere on the command line (otherwise, we would have to always put the absolute path).

set up installation
set up installation

Then, press Next to start the installation.

installing Python 3 in progress
installing Python 3 in progress

A couple of minutes later, our installation will be finished. If a warning message appears, asking for a disabling path length limit, then we need to approve it.

Installation was successful
Installation

Testing Python 3 operation

To start python, we have to press Windows + R keys, to invocate CMD box. Once there, type python. Thereupon we will have a console with Python interpreter and we could make operations like additions, subtraction and more.

run Python 3
run Python 3

To go out of Python, type

exit()

Postscript. Installing Python 3 from Windows Store

It is quite known that most of the users in Windows 10 would like to install programs, just by clicking on some buttons. As a matter of fact, Windows Store is full of programs (free or paid) ready to be downloaded and installed by users. With this in mind, Python Software Foundation has to dabble in Windows Store, offer Python 3 to those users who own at least Windows 10 version 17763.0 or high. However, it does not come with absolutely all the components that are included in the complete conventional installer. Inasmuch as, developers are still working to be able to bring all these components to this installer. In addition, they also warn that there may be a problem and some applications may not work properly. Although this may be true, this option is very interesting and for sure will be improved in the future.

Now, we have installed Python 3 in Windows 10, and we can start to use it. Please visit our tutorial about the backup windows registry.

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