This is a simple guide on installing Python 2.7.8 in Windows 8.1 operating system with screenshots.
- Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 OS
- Python 2.7.8 : Download Link (~15.92 MB)
Step 1: Installation
Download the python setup file mentioned above and run the installer.
Leave it to the defaults and then click “Next“,
Now in customize screen, you may see a RED X next to “Add python.exe to Path”.
Click on the RED X and then select the first option option “Will be installed on local hard drive”.
So finally you will have the below screen:
Then click on “Next“, and follow the on screen instructions:
Finally, click on “Finish“.
Step 2: Running the Python Interpreter.
Now, to open Python Interpreter in your Windows 8.1 machine, Press Windows key+X (Press Windows key and while pressing CTRL , tap the letter R once) , you will see a context menu (shown below), click on “Command Prompt (Admin)“. (Click Yes if prompted from User Account Control)
You will now see the windows command prompt window as shown below:
Now, type python and then “Enter” in your keyboard to start using the DOS interactive python interpreter.
Now, you test it by writing a simple print statement, such as:
print “Hi EXTR3ME”
and then hit “Enter“, you will see the output in the next line as shown below:
You should have by now installed Python 2.7.8 in your Windows 8/8.1 systems and also written a sample program to test it.
Hope this helps. Feel free to leave a comment below or if have any further queries.
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