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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;

python get-pip.py

The output;

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

Wrap Up

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.

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Valentine is eager to learn new things, technology and life issues. She is curious enough to write about them. And, she uses her platform to educate others regarding the many sectors in life and most importantly technology.

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