Is it possible to install Python from cmd on Windows? If so, how to do it?
Installing Without UI: All of the options available in the installer UI
can also be specified from the command line, allowing scripted
installers to replicate an installation on many machines without user
interaction. These options may also be set without suppressing the UI
in order to change some of the defaults.
To completely hide the installer UI and install Python silently, pass
the /quiet option. To skip past the user interaction but still display
progress and errors, pass the /passive option. The /uninstall option
may be passed to immediately begin removing Python – no prompt will be
All other options are passed as name=value, where the value is usually
0 to disable a feature, 1 to enable a feature, or a path.
Assuming that you have
python-installer.exe file you can run in in
/passive mode in administrator window. Without administrator privileges you will be prompted
Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?
Powershell example could be:
$installer = "C:/tmp/python-3.7.6-amd64.exe" & $installer /passive InstallAllUsers=1 PrependPath=1 Include_test=0
I was unable to find a way to Download python using just CMD but if you have python.exe in your system then you can use the below Method to install it (you can also make .bat file to automate it.)
Download the python.exe file on your computer from the official site.
Open CMD and change Your directory to the path where you have python.exe
Past this code in your Command prompt make sure to change the name with your file version In the below code(e.g python-3.8.5.exe)
python-3.6.0.exe /quiet InstallAllUsers=1 PrependPath=1 Include_test=0
It will also set the path Variables.
I have used windows powershell to achieve this..
Download Python Exe File..Feel free to edit ‘URI’ for the updated version of python & outFile for your preferred windows location
Invoke-WebRequest -UseBasicParsing -Uri ‘https://www.python.org/ftp/python/3.11.0/python-3.11.0-amd64.exe’ -OutFile ‘c:/veera/python-3.11.0-amd64.exe’
install python via command prompt
.python-3.11.0-amd64.exe /quiet InstallAllUsers=1 PrependPath=1 Include_test=0
set python location
setx /M path "%path%;C:Program FilesPython311"
$env:PATH =$env:PATH+";C:Program FilesPython311"
you’re good to use python from command now 🙂