Install Python 2.7 on Windows 10

This article will describe how to install Python 2.7 on Windows 10 Pro x64. Python is a popular programming language that is powerful and easy to learn.

The latest 2.7 release at the time of writing is 2.7.15 released on 1 May 2018.

How to install Python 2.7

  1. First up we need to download Python 2.7.15 from https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-2715/. I’m using Windows X86-64 MSI Installer (2.7.0).

  2. Once the download is finished run the installer. I accepted the default Install for all users. Click Next.

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  3. Use the default install directory (C:\Python27\) and click Next.

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  4. The installer can set the Python path variable for you. To do this, scroll down to Add python.exe to Path and select Will be installed on local hard drive. Click Next.

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  5. The installation will commence. Watch out for any security prompts you may need to accept for the installation to proceed.

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  6. When it’s done click Finish

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Verify installation

  1. Launch a command prompt, type the below and hit Enter

    python -V
    

    You should see printed Python 2.7.15

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Congratulations! You have successfully installed Python 2.7.15.