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command prompt more clear→‎Download and install Python
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<li>Click http://python.org/ftp/python/2.7.1/python-2.7.1.msi and choose "run" if you have the option to. Otherwise, save it to your Desktop, then minimize windows to see your desktop, and double click on it to start the installer. If you are running 64-bit Windows or this link doesn't work for any other reason, click Go to http://python.org/download/ and download the latest version of Python 2.7 (2.7.1 at the time of writing). Unless you know otherwise, get the "Windows Installer" version, and not the "Windows X86-64 Installer" version.</li>
<li>Use the default settings in the installation prompts and click through until the end of the installer.</li>
<li><b>Open a command prompt (we will be doing this multiple times, so make a note of how to do this!)</b>:<br /><br />If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you should click on the Start menu (the Windows logo in the lower left of the screen), type "cmd" into the Search field directly above the Start menu button, and click on "cmd" in the search results above the Search field. If you are using Windows XP, click on the Start menu (the Windows logo in the lower left of the screen), click on "Run...", type "cmd" without quotes, and hit enter.<br />You now have a command lineprompt open in Windows.</li>
<li>At the c:\ prompt that appears, test your Python install by typing
 
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