This guide is very simple, since we are going to see the steps to install Kodi in Windows. This guide is valid for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, since the steps are the same. This guide is for the versions of Kodi 16.1 "Jarvis" , 17 Krypton and higher versions. If you only want to know where you can download it, you can go to the official download page of Kodi, where you can download a compilation for any of the platforms for which Kodi is available. For this guide, we start from the fact that you already know what this application is about, but if you do not know it, you can check the link what is Kodi and how to use it.
Installing Kodi in Windows: Quick version
As a quick guide, you should follow these steps:
Installing Kodi in Windows: Extended version
In case you have difficulties, here is the most detailed version of the guide:
Download Kodi for Windows
Go to the official Kodi download page , where you can download a compilation for any of the platforms mentioned above. You will see a list with all the versions, so it is very easy to download the correct one, which is obviously the blue icon of Windows.
Below the file is the link to the installation file. Click on it and the download will begin. The file weighs more than 700MB, so the download will take its time, depending on your connection.
Installing Kodi on Windows
Once the file has been downloaded, go to your download directory. By default, it will be in the "Downloads" folder. If you open a File Explorer window, you will see an icon for the "Downloads" folder right there. Once you find the file, double click on it to start the installation.
The Kodi installation wizard will take you through the installation. There are some different components that you can choose if you want them to be installed or not, such as the audio encoding Addons, the PVR Addons and some skins. If it is your first installation of Kodi, it is advisable to keep the default components.
Finally, you can choose the installation path. The default path is C: Program Files (x86) Kodi , but you can change the path if you prefer to install the application somewhere else or on another hard drive.
Then you can decide if you want to add a shortcut on the desktop or in the start menu. Then, the configuration process will continue and will take less than a couple of minutes.
System requirements of Kodi for Windows
There are some system requirements that you need to meet in order to run Kodi on Windows.
You will need to have at least Windows Vista, although Windows 7 or Windows 10 is recommended to be able to use hardware video decoding . If you are still using Windows XP, it is time to change. Almost all new graphics cards are compatible with the Kodi decoding system. Among them: The ATI Radeon R420 or higher, and the NVIDIA GeForce 6 or higher.
However, Kodi developers recommend having at least one ATI Radeon R700 or a NVidia GeForce 8 series graphics card.
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Starting Kodi on Windows for the first time
Once the installation is complete, click on the new Kodi icon in the start menu or taskbar. Once you start the program, you should be able to see the Kodi home screen. Your next step will be to configure the application and install Kodi Addons to be able to get the whole delivery.