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<li>Click httphttps://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.18/python-2.7.18.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. Follow the installer instructions to completion.</li>
<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 8, search for "command prompt".
* 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
<pre>
Python 2.7.18 (r271:86832, ...) on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>
</pre>
 
You just started Python! The <code>>>></code> indicates that you are at a new type of prompt -- a Python prompt. The command prompt let'slets you navigate your computer and run programs, and the Python prompt lets you write and run Python code interactively.
 
* If the Python version number (2.7.8 in the example above) is not a number between 2.4 and 2.7 (ignoring the number after the second dot), tell a staff member.
</li>
<li>To exit the Python prompt, type
=== Get to System Properties ===
 
==== Windows 8 ====
# 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''.
 
# Search for your "Control Panel" and open it.
==== If you're using XP ====
# Select the "system" icon. A window labeled "View basic information about your computer" will appear.
# In this window, click "Advanced system settings"
 
==== Windows 7 or Vista ====
A window labeled "System Properties" will pop up.
 
# 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).
# 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"
 
==== If you're not usingWindows XP ====
A window labeled "View basic information about your computer" will appear.
 
# 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."
# In this window, click "Advanced system settings"
# ''Right-click'' on the empty space in the window, and choose ''Properties''. A window labeled "System Properties" will pop up.
# Click the "Advanced" tab.
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The next steps are the same for any version of Windows.
 
A window with the title "System Properties" will appear.
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