How Can Python Be Installed From The Microsoft Store Or Disable The Shortcut In Settings If Python Is Not Found?

This error message indicates that Python is not installed on your computer or the Python installation path is not set properly.

To fix this issue, you have a few options:

  1. Install Python from the Microsoft Store: Run Python without any arguments as suggested in the error message, and it should prompt you to install Python from the Microsoft Store. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

  2. Install Python from the official website: Visit the official Python website ( and download the Python installer for your operating system. Run the installer and follow the instructions to install Python.

  3. Set the Python installation path: If you already have Python installed, but the installation path is not set correctly, you can manually set it.

    • Open the Start menu, search for "Environment Variables," and select "Edit the system environment variables."
    • In the "System Properties" window, click on the "Environment Variables" button.
    • In the "System Variables" section, find the "Path" variable and select "Edit."
    • Add the path of your Python installation directory (e.g., C:\PythonXX\ for Python 3.X, where XX represents the version number) to the list of paths. If you’re unsure about the location, you can search for "python.exe" on your system to find the installation path.
    • Click "OK" to save the changes.

After following one of these options, try running Python again in your preferred terminal or IDE, and it should work without the error message.

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