Install Python3 on Windows

Written by Art, June 18, 2017

Installing Python 3 on Windows

Download the latest version of Python 3.6 from the official website

Add Python directory to the PATH

Usually Python directory is


You can ddd the directory C:\Python36\ to the PATH by running the following in powershell.

To open PowerShell, an interactive command line shell for Microsoft Windows, in the search, type powershell.

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("Path", "$env:Path;C:\Python36\;C:\Python36\Scripts\", "User")

[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("Path", "$env:Path;C:\Python36")


[Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable("Path", "$env:Path;C:\Python36")

Please restart the Powershell after that

Another way To Install Python 3 and Set Up a Local Programming Environment on Windows 10

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Art is a FinTech enthusiast who has a great passion for coding and teaching. He earned a M.Sc. from Adelphi University, Garden City, New York. Currently, he develops software for the financial services industry and leads classes and workshops in Python at

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