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Install PostgreSQL on Windows

This is a step-by-step guide to install PostgreSQL on a windows machine. Since PostgreSQL version 8.0, a window installer is available to make the installation process fairly easier. 
We will be installing PostgreSQL version 11.3 on Windows 10 in this article. 

There are three crucial steps for the installation of PostgreSQL as follows: 

  1. Download PostgreSQL installer for Windows 
  2. Install PostgreSQL 
  3. Verify the installation 

Downloading PostgreSQL Installer for Windows

You can download the latest stable PostgreSQL Installer specific to your Windows by clicking here 

Installing the PostgreSQL installer

After downloading the installer double click on it and follow the below steps: 

Verifying the Installation of PostgreSQL

There are couple of ways to verify the installation of PostgreSQL like connecting to the database server using some client applications like pgAdmin or psql
The quickest way though is to use the psql shell. For that follow the below steps: 



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