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How to Install PyQt for Python in Windows?

Last Updated : 17 Dec, 2021
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In this article, we will be looking at the stepwise procedure to install the PyQt for python in Windows. PyQt is a Python binding of the cross-platform GUI toolkit Qt, implemented as a Python plug-in. PyQt is free software developed by the British firm Riverbank Computing. 

Features of PyQt:

There are more than six hundred classes covering a range of features such as:

  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • SQL Databases
  • Web toolkits
  • XML processing
  • Networking

Installing PyQt for Python on Windows:

Follow the below steps to install PyQt for python on Windows:

Step 1:Verify if python is installed on your system.

Here, the user can simply run the below command in the command prompt or the power shell of the windows to verify if the python is already installed in the system or not. If python is already installed in the system the output of the command will be the running version of python and if not installed it will produce an error. In case if python is not installed the user can refer to How to Install Python.

Command to check if python is already installed:

python --version


Check python version

Step 2:Verify that PyQt is not installed before:

In this, the user has to simply type the below command to verify if the PyQt is not installed before, if installed the user has no need to follow the below steps mentioned.


pip list


list all packages installed

Step 3:Install the PyQt:

Here, it is the final step to install the PyQt in python just the user needs to type the below-mentioned article, the PyQt5 will be successfully installed in the system, and further by repeating step-2 the user can verify if the PyQt is installed.


 pip install PyQt5


installing pyqt on windows

At this point, you have successfully installed PyQt for python on Windows.

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