How to Check the PIP Version on Windows

In this short guide, you’ll see how to check the PIP version on Windows.

The general command to check the PIP version on Windows is:

pip --version

Note that if you already added Python to Windows Path, then simply open the Command Prompt and type the above command. Otherwise, check the full steps below.

Steps to check the version of PIP on Windows

(1) First, type Command Prompt in the Windows search box.

(2) Next, open the Command Prompt, and you’ll see the following screen with your user name (to avoid any permission issues, you may consider to run the Command Prompt as an administrator):

C:\Users\Ron>

(3) Locate your Python Scripts path. The Scripts folder can be found within the Python application folder, where you originally installed Python.

You can find the Python Scripts path by following these steps:

  • Type “Python” in the Windows Search Bar
  • Right-click on the Python App, and then select “Open file location”
  • Right-click again on the Python shortcut, and then select “Open file location”
  • Double-click on the “Scripts” folder and then copy the path

Here is an example of a Python Scripts path:

C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python311\Scripts

(4) In the Command Prompt, type cd followed by your Python Scripts path:

C:\>cd C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python311\Scripts

(5) Press Enter, and you’ll see something similar to the following:

C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python311\Scripts>

(6) Now, type the command to check the version of PIP:

pip --version

(7) Finally, press Enter, and you’ll see the version of PIP. For example:

pip 23.2.1