I am new to python and need it to run run something else. It is not compatible with the most recent version of python (3.12) but 3.10 only. So i uninstalled 3.12. For 3.10 there is no installer available on the python website so I’ve been trying to install it from the tarball. I downloaded the tarball, unzipped it to the local\programs folder but now i cant figure out what else to do. I have found several guides online but when i use any of the commands they i get “is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.” error. It seems like i need python to install python? If anyone has any advice please help.
Sure there is. The page is disorganized, but just go straight to the Windows download page and search for
3.10. There are 32-bit and 64-bit installers, and 32-bit and 64-bit embeddable packages. There is also an entire page of documentation specifically about how to set up and use Python on Windows, which includes a section about what the embeddable packages are for. (You probably just want the installer, but it seems worth mentioning.)
No. To build Python from the tarball, you need a suite of tools that Windows users normally don’t have available, and a general understanding of what compilers are and how they work, and then to probably follow some other guides. Most of the documentation etc. available for this is oriented towards Linux, because of the perception that typical Windows users just want an installer.
But to install Python on Windows, you just need the Windows installer.