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<li><b>Open a command prompt (we will be doing this multiple times, so make a note of how to do this!)</b>:
* On Windows Vista or Windows 7: click on the Start menu (the Windows logo in the lower left of the screen), type <code>cmd</code> into the Search field directly above the Start menu button, and click on "cmd" in the search results above the Search field.
* On Windows XP: click on the Start menu (the Windows logo in the lower left of the screen), click on "Run...", type <code>cmd</code> into the text box, and hit enter.
and hitting enter. You should see something like
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
You just started Python! The <code>>>></code> indicates that you are at a new type of prompt -- a Python prompt. The command prompt
<li>To exit the Python prompt, type
=== Get to System Properties ===
# Open up "My Computer" by clicking on the Start menu or the Windows logo in the lower-left hand corner, and navigate to "My Computer" (for Windows XP) or "Computer" (For Vista and Windows 7).▼
# ''Right-click'' on the empty space in the window, and choose ''Properties''.▼
A window labeled "View basic information about your computer" will appear.▼
# In this window, click "Advanced system settings"▼
▲# Open up "
# Click the "Advanced" tab.▼
▲# ''Right-click'' on the empty space in the window, and choose ''Properties''.
▲A window labeled "View basic information about your computer" will appear.
▲# In this window, click "Advanced system settings"
▲# Click the "Advanced" tab.
A window with the title "System Properties" will appear.