How to PyCharm Download, install, Setup on Windows 10 & 11 [Free]

Want to know How to Download & Install PyCharm on Windows 10 or 11 PC, System requirements, and How to get the PyCharm professional edition for free?

How to Download & Install PyCharm on your Windows PC

Downloading PyCharm on your PC is quite easy.

The process is the same for all Windows computers, whether you are using Windows 10, Windows 11, or Windows 8.

  1. First Head over to the JetBrains Pycharm page –
  2. On the page, you will see the download button.
  3. Just hit the download button to begin downloading PyCharm on your computer.
  4. Once the download is complete double click on the downloaded file or clicks on the open option.
  5. Follow thru the download process.

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System requirements for PyCharm

Here are the main system requirement for PyCharm to work properly on your Computer-

  • RAM – Minimum of 4GB ram. But it is recommended that you should have at least 8GB of RAM.
  • CPU – Any modern GPU would work.
  • Disk Space – At least 3.5 GB for Installation and caches.
  • Operating System – Support Windows from 8 to 11, macOS 10.14 or later. As for Linux Any Linux distribution that supports Gnome, KDE, or Unity DE.
  • Required Python Version – It supports Python 2.7 if you are using older Python 2. Python, it supports from version 3.6 to 3.11 (At the time of writing this post).

How to Get PyCharm Professional Edition for Free

PyCharm Community edition is free forever and if you are a student who is just learning or a hobbyist who is coding just for fun or a small project you don’t actually need a professional edition.

Professional edition if purchased only Pycharm from Jetbrains site would cost you at least $89 for a year.

However, Jetbrains offers some special offers, and using those offers you can get from 50% to completely free.

If you are in any of the following groups you are eligible to get PyCharm along with every other Jetbrains software like IntelliJ IDEA, PHP Storm, Rider, Ruby Mine, Web Storm, Fleet, DataGrip, Clion, AppCode, and GOLand free for at least a year.

To get it completely free you should be one of the following groups-

  • Students and teachers – If you are a student at University or Colledge you can get it for free. To avail of this offer, you must have University/Colledge email id or ISIC card.
  • For training courses, coding schools, and Bootcamps – If you want to try Pycharm for commercial training for your coding school, Bootcamp, etc.
  • For Open source projects – If you have any open source project and if you need a free license for that project you can avail free professional license.

To avail professional Pycharm edition for free visit- and follow thru accordingly.

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