Newbie Here...Greetings From Niagara Falls...Need A Little Installation Help, (Please)

Hi,

Thanks for reading.

(1) I’m in a Windows 11 Operating Environment…I initially installed:

Python 3.12 (64-bit)

from the Microsoft Store…

From there…I was able to open Python for the first time with full black screenage…and do a print “Hello Word” test successfully…

(2) I then installed VS Code as my editor…and after that…the Python extension.

(3) I then selected the Interpreter that was recommended…(it matched the version of Python which I had installed)

At this point…I’m at the Terminal…

My “Getting Started Instructions” from Microsoft…tell me to enter the command:

python

But instead of it actually launching python…it hyperlinks me to the Microsoft Store URL that is the general download page for Python.

Here’s a screenshot from within my terminal:

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help…it is much appreciated.

-Mike

more trial and error…got it to work!..but, thanks!