I would like to know how to install SeleniumHQ on Windows XP/Vista/7?

On Ubuntu/Debian system you need to just type those commands:

$ sudo apt-get install python-pip
$ sudo pip install selenium
$ sudo apt-get install python-pip xvfb xserver-xephyr
$ sudo pip install selenium

and then I can do this:

#!/usr/bin/env python
from selenium import selenium
# ...

but how about Windows? Thanks for any help (I know where to find Selenium doc but still - would anybody be so kind to give me some steps: I mean, download this, do that ...)

  • Anybody ... ? Please I really dont know how to do this geez Im an idiot :/ – Katie Sep 26 '12 at 12:53
  • @HackToHell: Ok, done ;) – Katie Oct 2 '12 at 9:36
  • @HackToHell: oh I noticed this +2 rep, its soo nice, thanks again ^^ I will remember to do this :* :D – Katie Oct 2 '12 at 9:45

Ok, I finally did it but not at all. I just installed seleniumHQ:

  1. Download the last pip version from here: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip#downloads
  2. Uncompress it
  3. Download the last easy installer for Windows: (download the .exe at the bottom of http://pypi.python.org/pypi/setuptools ). Install it.
  4. Go to the uncompressed pip directory and: python setup.py install
  5. Add your python c:\Python2x\Scripts to the path
  6. Run cmd.exe and type: pip install -U selenium

and I can finally type:

>> from selenium import selenium

and it works, yay! But still have problems with installing this:

xvfb xserver-xephyr

On Ubuntu/Debian OS I just need to type:

sudo apt-get install python-pip xvfb xserver-xephyr

and it works but how about Windows?


You cant install xvfb xserver-xephyr on Windows but You can install splinter which is a SeleniumHQ nice wrapper, you can install it by typing:

pip install splinter

thats all, good luck :)

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