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Python 3.x


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Needs to install some Windows updates if they are missing, however it doesn't know how to do that. The exit code is 23, which is a CRC error, so it is technically probably not even correct -

This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/23/2016.

Python 3.x is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python 3.x and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

Package Parameters

  • /InstallDir - Installation directory


  • This package installs the latest stable version of Python 3.x. It will install to Python 3.x to C:\Python3x.
  • This package is not intended to use with Chocolatey’s -x86 parameter. If you want a 32-bit Python 3.x on 64-bit systems, install the {{PackageName}}-x86_32 package instead. You can also install both. In that case you must manually adapt your .exe shims so that it picks the desired version when you invoke python.exe.

To install Python 3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install python3 --version 3.6.0

To upgrade Python 3.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade python3 --version 3.6.0


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # This file should be identical for all python3* packages
    $installDir  = '{0}\Python{1}' -f $Env:SystemDrive, ($Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion -replace '\.').Substring(0,2)
    if ($Env:ChocolateyPackageParameters -match '/InstallDir:\s*(.+)') {
        $installDir = $Matches[1]
        if ($installDir.StartsWith("'") -or $installDir.StartsWith('"')){  $installDir = $installDir -replace '^.|.$' }
        #$parent = Split-Path $installDir
        mkdir -force $installDir -ea 0 | out-null
    $params = @{
      packageName    = 'python3'
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      silentArgs     = '/quiet InstallAllUsers=1 PrependPath=1 TargetDir="{0}"' -f $installDir
      url            = ''
      url64Bit       = ''
      checksum       = '8e766027f346741502f49a9839b9fe4a2a3674258da8f9822c892537743532eb'
      checksum64     = 'f35d6fba8c62fc7a03ceae8b1b6edc77249bce8d30d0a16d140afb2ee8f44194'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    # If the package is only intended for the 32-bit version, only pass
    # the 32-bit version to the install package function.
    if ($packageName -match 32) { $params.Remove('url64Bit'); $params.Remove('checksum64') }
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @params
    Write-Host "Installed to '$installDir'"
    if (($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $null) -and ($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $InstallDir)) {
        Write-Warning "Environment variable PYTHONHOME points to different version: $Env:PYTHONHOME"

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Python Software Foundation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Python 3.x 3.8.0-b2 218 Friday, July 5, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.8.0-b1 512 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.8.0-a4 538 Tuesday, May 7, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.8.0-a3 706 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.8.0-a2 548 Tuesday, February 26, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.8.0-a1 359 Friday, February 8, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.7.3 147716 Tuesday, March 26, 2019 approved
Python 3.x 3.7.2 99986 Monday, December 24, 2018 approved
Python 3.x 3.7.2-rc1 179 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 approved
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