This tutorial will show you how to install GO on Windows.

Go is a programming language developed by Google’s team which offers a robust set of libraries and is becoming very popular. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install GO on Windows.

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Tutorial - Install GO on Windows

First, you need to access the website and download the last version of the GO software.

In our example, we downloaded the software GO version 1.10.2.

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Double-click the package to start the GO software installation.

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In our example, the Go software was installed under the C:\GO folder.

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Press Next, Next and Finish to complete the installation.

In order to work properly, the Go software expect the system to have a set of environment variables.

Let’s verify if the installation package did create the required environment variables.

Open a DOS prompt and use the following command to verify the required environment variables.

# set | find "GO"


We also need to verify it the GO software commands were added to the PATH variable.

# echo %path%

owsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Amazon\cfn-bootstrap\;C:\Go\bin;C:\Users\Administrator\go\bin

The PATH variable includes the directory C:\Go\bin which is the location of the GO language commands.

Close all open DOS prompt and open a new DOS prompt.

Use the following command to test your GO software installation.

# go version

go version go1.10.2 windows/amd64

In our example, the Go software version 1.10.2  was successfully installed on a Windows server.