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How to install ArcGIS for Windows

This guide explains how to install ArcGIS for Windows

This guide explains how to install ArcGIS for Windows downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

The following needs to be downloaded from UCL Software Database.


1. Download the appropriate ArcGIS version. 

2. Open the downloaded ArcGIS.exe file

3. Select destination folder for the setup files to be extracted to

Extract installation files…

Fig 1. Extract installation files

Click close to launch setup…

Fig 2. Click close to launch setup

Click next to continue…

Fig 3. Click next to continue

Accept ArcGIS EULA…

Fig 4. Accept ArcGIS EULA

5. Select installation type - the default is Complete.  This will install all ArcGIS components

Select installation type…

Fig 5. Select installation type

Select destination folder…

Fig 6. Select destination folder

6.  ArcGIS requires the Python programming language to be installed.  Select installation destination folder.

Select Python destination folder…

Fig 7. Select Python destination folder

6. Select whether or not you wish to take part in the User Experience Improvement program.  Default is yes.

Click install to install software…

Fig 8. Click install to install software

Click finish to complete installation…

Fig 9. Click finish to complete installation

5. Delete installation files from directory specified at the beginning

6. Finish

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