Python and PyCharm installation for Windows

Python and PyCharm installation guide on Windows Machine

Python is a general-purpose high level interpreted programming language which is used for application development, automation testing, IT infrastructure, Data Science, Machine learning and DevOps. Due to the emerging demand in the corporate world. ThoughtCoders have started Python step by step tutorial. Hope you will learn and enjoy Python programming.

Welcome to our first Python Tutorial, In this tutorial, we will be guiding you for the topic “How to install Python and PyCharm in Windows?”. Follow detailed steps for Python installation and PyCharm set up.

How to Install & Setup Python in Windows?


  • Step 1: Download Python Windows installer from Python Official website.

Go to website: and then click on Downloads > Windows

Download Python 3.8.3 for Windows
  • Step 2: Go to a local folder where Python installer is saved and click on Python installer.
  • Step 3: Select “Add Python 3.8 to PATH” and click on “Install Now” this will install Python and automatically set environment variables.
Add Python 3.8 to Path

Python installation – In Progress

Python installation in progress
  • Step 4: Once after installation of Python- You will see below the screen – “Set up was successful” i.e. Python setup for windows is now successful.
Python Setup successful
  • Step 5: Verify Python installation: Open command prompt and type “python” and press enter. it will show the Python installed version.
Python version

 Again type on cmd- print(“Hello ThoughtCoders”) and press enter. 

Python command

So above commands are working fine which confirms that Python is perfectly installed on Windows Machine.

Installation of Python IDE: 

  • Step 6: PyCharm is a good IDE for Python programming. To install Pycharm go-to Python official website, navigate to Python Download section and download “PyCharm Community Version”.

Download PyCharm
  • Step 7: Save As PyCharm IDE at a local computer
Save PyCharm exe
  • Step 8: Click on PyCharm installer exe and follow PyCharm installation instruction.
PyCharm install location
  • Step 9: Select required Check on Installation Options Windows
PyCharm installation options

PyCharm installation – In progress

PyCharm Installation in Progress
  • Step 10: Select “Reboot Now” and restart your machine. This step will apply all the changes on your machine.
Reboot after PyCharm installation
  • Step 11: Once the machine is up after restart then click on Pycharm shortcut.
PyCharm Shortcut
PyCharm Community 2020.1
  • Step 12: Choose the desired theme and Open PyCharm
PyCharm theme

Create a Python Project in PyCharm & Write First Python program:

  • Step 13: Create a New Python Project and start writing a Python program
Python project in PyCharm
  • Step 14: Create the first Python program and run
Python program in PyCharm

Congratulations! You have completed Python installation and PyCharm IDE set up for windows. Now your machine is ready and you can start Python programming now. Hope you liked this tutorial if you successfully did it. But, If you still have any issues? Then, feel free to contact us on

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