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Installing Python 2.7.3 version on Windows operating system

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Installing Python 2.7.3 version on Windows operating system

For installing Python first we need to download Python's latest version from URL" www.python.org "
You can also get information on Python scripting language from the above mentioned web site.

Let's go and start installing Python on Windows Operating System.
The below steps will show how to download and install Python and test by printing message on it.

1) Go to www.python.org 

2) Click on Download tab from the left side of the web page:
3) There will be two production version Python 2.7.3 and Python 3.2.3.

Choose as per your requirement.
I am going to choose Python 2.7.3 (Windows installer). As my system is 32-bit Operating System.

Click on “Python 2.7.3 Windows installer”.

Once clicked ,it will ask you to save to a particular location but in my case as I am using Google Crome browser so it will automatically download to path “C:\Documents and Settings\slobaray\My Documents\Downloads” as this is the default directory for Google Chrome browser to download files.

Go to the downloaded path and double click on the file i.e. downloaded “python-2.7.3.msi” for installing Python.

Click on “Run”

4) Then we will be prompt by for choosing the setup for all users or only for the user i.e. installing Python product as shown below and I am choosing the default for all users:

5) Then it prompts you to choose the location where you want to install Python like as shown below:

Click next or change the path and go “Next”.
Then it tells you what features will be installed on your system:

6) Go “Next”

Installation will start and it might take few minutes to get installed.

7) Once installed you will be prompted by saying “Completed the Python 2.7.3 Installer” and then you can click on “finish” to get this completed:

8) Once the installation process get completed, go to “Start” --> “All Programs” -->“Python 2.7 -->IDLE(Python GUI) : to verify if your installation was successful or not.

9) Then another window will open as like below:

 So now we will simply print “Hello Sloba” to check if my Python works properly or not as shown below:


Now you can see we are able to print “Hello Sloba”

So our installation is successfully completed.

Now you can start exploring Python and start programming.
Author:Swadhin Ray

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