Installing on 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, a new Command Prompt window opens. If it does not open, in the Start menu, select Command Prompt.

  4. Test your installation.

Installing in silent mode

NOTE: The following instructions are for Miniconda. For Anaconda, substitute Anaconda for Miniconda in all of the commands.

To run the the Windows installer for Miniconda in silent mode, use the /S argument. The following optional arguments are supported:

  • /InstallationType=[JustMe|AllUsers]—Default is``JustMe``.
  • /AddToPath=[0|1]—Default is 1
  • /RegisterPython=[0|1]—Make this the system’s default Python. 0 indicates JustMe, which is the default. 1 indicates AllUsers.
  • /S—Install in silent mode.
  • /D=<installation path>—Destination installation path. Must be the last argument. Do not wrap in quotation marks. Required if you use /S.

All arguments are case-sensitive.

EXAMPLE: The following command installs Miniconda for the current user without registering Python as the system’s default:

start /wait "" Miniconda4-latest-Windows-x86_64.exe/InstallationType=JustMe /RegisterPython=0 /S /D=%UserProfile%\Miniconda3

Updating conda

  1. From the command line, navigate to the anaconda folder.
  2. Run conda update conda.

Uninstalling conda

  1. In the Windows Control Panel, click Add or Remove Program.
  2. Select Python X.X (Miniconda), where X.X is your version of Python.
  3. Click Remove Program.

NOTE: Removing a program is different in Windows 10.