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How to install python on windows (SP1)

 


Python is a programming language developed by a Dutch programmer  Guido van Rossum as a successor to ABC programming language,  Python is a general-purpose language which means you can do just about anything with it, from Web development to artificial intelligence and many more. Installing python on windows is very straight forward, there are two ways to install python on windows. one is from  there official website and secondly from Microsoft store. To install Python using the Microsoft Store: Go to your Start menu (lower left Windows icon), type "Microsoft Store", select the link to open the store. Once the store is open, select Search from the upper-right menu and enter "Python". Select which version of Python you would like to use from the results under Apps,  choose the version you wish to install, for this guide i chose python version 3.6.3, this version can be installed on windows 7 and above, sometimes you can encounter a problem while trying to install it on windows 7, but this happens when you don't have sp1 or service pack 1 from Microsoft installed, The sp1 or the service pack 1 is the latest and last update to the operating system which you can download from Microsoft official website. Some people are missing the update which voids them of install python on there windows 7 machine, i have done some research and found out that after installing service pack 1, you still wont be able to install python 3.7 and python 3.8, this because of a missing security update. this security update is so crucial that if you don't get it install then you can just be using older versions of python, i think the developers at python made a typographic mistake, instead of KB4457144 update they wrote KB976932. the link to both the service pack and the update are here and here. the link above is for 64-bit windows 7, for 32-bit system go here .
     After downloading python, navigate to the executable file you downloaded and run it. And the windows installer will pop up asking you whether to install it, the windows installer is very straight forward and will guide you through the installation process, after everything, if it was successful a pop up screen will display setup successful and python is now installed on your machine and you can now start coding using IDLE, the follow come python IDE. if you have any problem just ask in the comment section below. 

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