I have been trying to find a way to install boto library on my windows machine. Since, windows command line is bit hard for me, I don’t know where the pip installer.  Python installer came with pip package by default and we don’t need to install it again.

Here is the steps to install boto on windows machine. On my machine, python is installed on the directory c:\python27

cd C:\Python27\Scripts

Do list the files on this directory. You should see pip.exe.


Let’s install boto package.

pip.exe install boto

Verify the installation by entering into python prompt.

Python 2.7.12 (v2.7.12:d33e0cf91556, Jun 27 2016, 15:19:22) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (
Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import boto


You are done.  Let’s automate your AWS works on windows using boto library 🙂




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