Install Python PIP on Windows easily and get all your Python packages properly managed. Preferred Installer Program (PIP) is a software management system used to manage packages written in Python. It is referred also as Pip Installs Packages because it does not only mange but as well does the installation of those Python packages. PIP does all this work from the command line.
Install Python PIP on Windows
Below is a step by step process to help you successfully install Python PIP package installer on your Windows system;
- Step 1. Download the get-pip.py file
Open the get-pip.py file and save it to your desired location on your computer, i.e downloads.
- Step 2. Open Command Prompt, then Run as administrator
Just type CMD on your taskbar search box then right click to get the option of run as administrator and tap on it.
- Step 3. Change Directory to the Location of get-pip.py file
For our case, the file was saved on the downloads section, hence to change directory to downloads, we do as follows;
C:\>cd users C:\Users>cd valentine C:\Users\Valentine>cd downloads C:\Users\Valentine\Downloads>dir Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is 3459-ABFC Directory of C:\Users\Valentine\Downloads 01/05/2021 01:38 <DIR> . 01/05/2021 01:38 <DIR> .. 18/03/2021 11:16 115,659 Add-to-google-drive.jpg 18/03/2021 11:29 39,912 allow-access.jpg 16/03/2021 10:33 6,137,720 BCUninstaller_4.16_setup.exe 08/03/2021 20:28 1,304,160 ChromeSetup.exe 19/03/2021 11:08 <DIR> duf-master 19/03/2021 11:06 138,449 duf-master.zip 19/03/2021 11:27 <DIR> duf_0.6.0_Windows_x86_64 19/03/2021 11:22 1,010,923 duf_0.6.0_Windows_x86_64.zip 16/03/2021 13:05 10,626 Email-01.jpg 10/03/2021 14:36 61,334 email-client-01.png 16/03/2021 16:16 27,739 gambling-link.PNG 01/05/2021 01:38 1,937,346 get-pip.py 18/03/2021 11:24 30,504 google-drive--upload.jpg 18/03/2021 11:07 15,205 google-drive-01.jpg
- Step 4. Install Python PIP on Windows
To install Python PIP on Windows, use the following command;
Collecting pip Downloading pip-21.1.1-py3-none-any.whl (1.5 MB) |████████████████████████████████| 1.5 MB 656 kB/s Collecting wheel Downloading wheel-0.36.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl (35 kB) Installing collected packages: wheel, pip Successfully installed pip-21.1.1 wheel-0.36.2
- Step 5. Consider Upgrading PIP to the latest Version
To upgrade PIP, use the following command;
python -m pip install --upgrade pip
The above command replaces the old version with the most recent one.
- Step 6. Specify the version of PIP version you want, to downgrade it
Use the following command to downgrade while specifying the version you want i.e 20.2.3
python -m pip install pip==20.2.3
The above simple steps on how to install Python PIP on Windows as the name suggests does not require any complicated commands to complete. Just follow the above guide and Python PIP will be installed on your Windows system.