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Installing Python on Windows 11

Windows 11 doesn't come with Python, but it recognizes the python command. If you open a command prompt and enter python, it will open a Microsoft Store page that prompts you to install Python. While that might seem convenient, most people don't recommend this option. Instead, it's better to download Python straight from the official website. To do so:

  1. Go to and select the option to download the latest version of Python for Windows.
  2. Open the installation file. Select Add python.exe to PATH to ensure that the python command will work properly and won't keep taking you to Microsoft Store.
  3. Select Install Now.
  4. To verify the installation, open a command prompt and enter python --version.

You should now have Python installed on Windows 11.