Installing on Windows#

  1. Download the installer:

  2. Verify your installer hashes.

  3. Double-click the .exe file.

  4. 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 either Command Prompt (cmd.exe) or PowerShell

  5. Test your installation. In your terminal window, run the command conda list. A list of installed packages appears if it has been installed correctly.

Installing in silent mode#


The following instructions are for Miniconda but should also work for the Anaconda Distribution or Miniforge installers.


As of Anaconda Distribution 2022.05 and Miniconda 4.12.0, the option to add Anaconda to the PATH environment variable during an All Users installation has been disabled. This was done to address a security exploit. You can still add Anaconda to the PATH environment variable during a Just Me installation.

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 0

  • /RegisterPython=[0|1]---Make this the system's default Python. 0 indicates Python won't be registered as the system's default. 1 indicates Python will be registered as the system's default.

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

Updating conda#

  1. Open Command Prompt or PowerShell from the start menu.

  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.


Removing a program is different in Windows 10.