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:
- Go to https://www.python.org/downloads/ and select the option to download the latest version of Python for Windows.
- Open the installation file. Select
Add python.exe to PATHto ensure that the
pythoncommand will work properly and won't keep taking you to Microsoft Store.
- To verify the installation, open a command prompt and enter
You should now have Python installed on Windows 11.