How to Install Python on Windows 11

Installing Python on your Windows 11 computer is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to download and install Python:

Step 1: Open Google Chrome

  1. Click on the Start menu (Windows icon) at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
  2. Type "Google Chrome" in the search bar.
  3. Click on Google Chrome to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to the Python Download Page

  1. In Google Chrome, go to the address bar at the top of the browser window.
  2. Type and press Enter.

Step 3: Download Python Installer

  1. Once you are on the Python downloads page, click on the Download Python [version number] button (the version number may vary, e.g., Download Python 3.10.2).
  2. The download will start automatically. If prompted, click Save to save the installation file to your computer.

Step 4: Run the Installer

  1. Once the download is complete, click on the python-[version number]-amd64.exe file at the bottom of the Google Chrome browser window. If you don’t see it, you can find it in your Downloads folder.
  2. If a User Account Control prompt appears asking if you want to allow this app to make changes to your device, click Yes.

Step 5: Install Python

  1. The Python installer will open. Check the box that says Add Python [version number] to PATH at the bottom of the installer window.
  2. Click on Customize installation to review optional features. Ensure all checkboxes are selected and click Next.
  3. On the next screen, ensure all checkboxes are selected, including Install for all users and Precompile standard library, then click Install.
  4. The installation process will begin. This may take a few minutes.
  5. Once the installation is complete, click Close.

Step 6: Verify the Installation

  1. Open the Start menu and type "cmd" in the search bar.
  2. Click on Command Prompt to open it.
  3. In the Command Prompt window, type python --version and press Enter. You should see the version of Python you installed displayed.


You have successfully installed Python on your Windows 11 computer. You can now start using Python for scripting, development, and other programming tasks.