Installed 3.12, seeing only 3.8.6, trying to verify pip

(Since I’m a new user here, I’m only allowed one image, so I’ll link to the additional images.)

I’m trying to install and use the latest version.

I installed 3.12 using the full installer from here

I checked the version at the location in path, and I’m getting 3.8.6

Version 3.8.6 is actually installed in a different directory

I checked to see if pip is installed, it says no, but it’s checking that other directory
(see the link above for image, I’m only allowed two links in my post, as a new user)

I how can I run the version I just installed, and how can I verify pip is installed?

I’m new to Python, but not new to programming. I’m on Windows 10.

Suggest you use the py command now python on Windows.
You can use py -0 to list all the versions of python you have installed.

Also you may find these docs useful: 4. Using Python on Windows — Python 3.12.0 documentation

You can run pip with the command py -m pip

Here is example output from my Windows system.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19045.3693]
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Python 3.12.0 (tags/v3.12.0:0fb18b0, Oct  2 2023, 13:03:39) [MSC v.1935 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> ^Z

C:\Users\barry>py -0
 -V:3.12 *        Python 3.12 (64-bit)
 -V:3.11          Python 3.11 (64-bit)

Thanks, I’ll do that.

py instead of python made the difference. I was able to verify that pip is installed. Version 23.2.1