Installing Python with no admin rights

4 easy step to easy installing Python with no admin rights

Ready to install Python. Yes, but if I would like it to have it in portable way (maybe on an external hard disk?). You soon discover how you can manage this.

In few seconds you will starts how to install Python on any PC. But first question is which kind of Python version do I need to download?

Python has mainly two versions: Python 2 vs Python 3 (or, specifically, Python 2.7 vs 3.5). 

Python 3 is the future, but still more than 50% of projects use Python 2.7

But as you can see from  Aditya-Joshi, most recent version in same cases are not the more stable. 

Read for further information, this useful post by Aditya Joshi‘s answer to Which Python version is better to download? on Quora

How can I install it without Admin rights or on a portable hard disk?


Maybe you have a computer where you do not have the Admin access privilege, so you could be interested in having a version of Python that could be installed on your desktop without any problem, or why not on a portable hard disk


Anaconda, could be a good solution to solve this issue.

Let’see how it works for Windows:

  1. Download the installer:

  2. Double-click the .exe file.

  3. Follow the instructions on the screen.

    If you are unsure about any setting, accept the defaults. You can change them later.

    When installation is finished, from the Start menu, open the Anaconda Prompt.

  4. Test your installation.

Very simple, but if you need more help here you can find training material,  and installation guide

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