Installing on Windows¶
Using Anaconda in a commercial setting? You may need to purchase a license to stay compliant with our Terms of Service. This can be accomplished through Anaconda Commercial Edition, Anaconda Team Edition, or Anaconda Enterprise. If you have already purchased Commercial Edition, please proceed to the Authenticating Commercial Edition section after completing your installation here.
Haven’t purchased Commercial Edition yet? Visit https://anaconda.cloud/register to get started.
Double click the installer to launch.
To prevent permission errors, do not launch the installer from the Favorites folder.
If you encounter issues during installation, temporarily disable your anti-virus software during install, then re-enable it after the installation concludes. If you installed for all users, uninstall Anaconda and re-install it for your user only and try again.
Read the licensing terms and click “I Agree”.
Select an install for “Just Me” unless you’re installing for all users (which requires Windows Administrator privileges) and click Next.
Select a destination folder to install Anaconda and click the Next button. See FAQ.
Install Anaconda to a directory path that does not contain spaces or unicode characters.
Do not install as Administrator unless admin privileges are required.
Choose whether to add Anaconda to your PATH environment variable. We recommend not adding Anaconda to the PATH environment variable, since this can interfere with other software. Instead, use Anaconda software by opening Anaconda Navigator or the Anaconda Prompt from the Start Menu.
Choose whether to register Anaconda as your default Python. Unless you plan on installing and running multiple versions of Anaconda or multiple versions of Python, accept the default and leave this box checked.
Click the Install button. If you want to watch the packages Anaconda is installing, click Show Details.
Click the Next button.
Optional: To install PyCharm for Anaconda, click on the link to https://www.anaconda.com/pycharm.
Or to install Anaconda without PyCharm, click the Next button.
After a successful installation you will see the “Thanks for installing Anaconda” dialog box:
If you wish to read more about Anaconda.org and how to get started with Anaconda, check the boxes “Anaconda Individual Edition Tutorial” and “Learn more about Anaconda”. Click the Finish button.
If you are behind a company proxy, you may need to do some additional set up. See how to set up your proxy.