How do I install pip on Windows?

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pip is a replacement for easy_install. But should I install pip using easy_install on Windows? Is there a better way?

Sep 18, 2018 in Python by bug_seeker
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pip is already installed if you are using Python 2 >=2.7.9 or Python 3 >=3.4 downloaded from or if you are working in a Virtual Environment created by virtualenv. Just make sure to upgrade pip.

Step 1: Download the file to your local drive.

curl -o

This will download the file to your local drive

Step 2: Run the 


All done! Good to go! 

answered Nov 2, 2018 by Priyaj
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selected Nov 2, 2018 by Omkar
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Official instructions


Download, being careful to save it as a .py file rather than .txt. Then, run it from the command prompt:


This installs the pip package, which (in Windows) contains ...\Scripts\pip.exe that path must be in PATH environment variable to use pip from the command line (see the second part of 'Alternative Instructions' for adding it to your PATH,

installers for all Python versions, both 32 and 64 bit. You need to:

  1. Install setuptools

  2. Install pip

answered Sep 18, 2018 by Priyaj
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