Installing Python: Step-by-Step Guide for Windows, macOS and Linux

Below are the instructions for installing Python on popular operating systems such as Windows, macOS and Linux:


Installing Python on Windows

1. Visit the official Python website at

2. Download the appropriate installer for your Windows operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).

3. Run the downloaded installation file and select Install Now.

4. Ensure you check the Add Python x.x to PATH option to add Python to the environment variable PATH.

5. Click Install Now and complete the Python installation on Windows.


Installing Python on macOS

1. macOS typically comes with Python pre-installed. However, if you want to install a newer version or manage Python versions system-wide, you can use Homebrew.

2. Install Homebrew by visiting the website and following the instructions.

3. Open Terminal and enter the following command to install Python:

 brew install python


Installing Python on Linux

1. TrOn most Linux distributions, Python is usually already installed. You can check the installed Python version by running the following command in the Terminal:

 python3 --version

2. Python is not present or you want to install a newer version, use your system's package manager to install Python. Below are some commands to install Python on some popular Linux distributions:

Ubuntu and Debian:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3

- CentOS and Fedora:

 sudo dnf install python3

- Arch Linux:

sudo pacman -S python


After successfully installing Python, you can verify the installed version by running the python3 --version (or python --version on Windows) command in the Terminal (or Command Prompt on Windows).