How to Install Go (Golang)

To install Go (Golang) on Windows, follow these steps:

  1. Download Go: Go to the official Go website at and download the latest stable version of Go for Windows. Choose the installer that matches your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit).
  2. Run the Installer: Once the download is complete, run the downloaded installer. The installer will guide you through the installation process.
  3. Choose Installation Location: During the installation, you’ll be asked to choose an installation location for Go. The default location is usually fine, but you can choose a different location if you prefer.
  4. Set Environment Variables: After the installation is complete, you need to set the Go-specific environment variables to use Go from the command prompt.
    • Open the Start menu and search for “Environment Variables.”
    • Click on “Edit the system environment variables” to open the System Properties window.
    • Click the “Environment Variables” button at the bottom of the window.
    • Under “System variables,” click “New” to add a new environment variable.
    • For the “Variable name,” enter GOROOT.
    • For the “Variable value,” enter the path where Go is installed. For example, C:\Go (if you installed it in the default location).
      Next, add the Go binary path to the PATH environment variable:
    • Find the “Path” variable under “System variables” and click “Edit.”
    • Click “New” and add the path to the Go bin directory. By default, it is C:\Go\bin. If you installed Go in a different location, use that path.
  5. Verify Installation: Open a new command prompt window and type go version. If everything is set up correctly, it should display the installed Go version.

To install Go (Golang) on a Linux system, you can use the following steps:

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