To use Postgre in your machine, you need to install:

  1. Postgre Database Server
  2. A graphical tool to administer and manage the DB. pgAdmin is the most popular tool GUI Tool for Postgre

You could individually download and install these components but coupling the settings between the DB server, and a GUI tool could be a challenge. It's best to use a bundled installer which takes care of configuration complexities.

Following is step by step process to install Postgre in Windows Machine:

Step 1) Go to https://www.postgresql.org/download and select Windows

Step 2) You are given two options

1. Interactive Installer by EnterpriseDB

2. Graphical Installer by BigSQL

BigSQL currently installs pgAdmin version 3 which is deprecated. It's best to choose EnterpriseDB which installs the latest version 4

Step 3)

  1. You will be prompted to desired Postgre version and operating system. Select the latest Postgre version and OS as per your environment
  2. Click the Download Button

Download will begin

Step 4) Open the downloaded exe and Click next on the install welcome screen.

Step 5)

  1. Change the Installation directory if required, else leave it to default
  2. Click Next

Step 6)

  1. You may choose the components you want to install in your system. You may uncheck Stack Builder
  2. Click Next

Step 7)

  1. You may change the data location
  2. Click Next

Step 8)

  1. Enter super user password. Make a note of it
  2. Click Next

Step 9)

  1. Leave the port number default
  2. Click Next

Step 10)

  1. Check the pre-installation summary:
  2. Click Next

Step 11) Click the next button

Step 12) Once install is complete you will see the Stack Builder prompt

  1. Uncheck that option. We will use Stack Builder in more advance tutorials
  2. Click Finish

Step 13) To launch Postgre go to Start Menu and search pgAdmin 4

Step 14) You will see pgAdmin homepage

Step 15) Click on Servers > Postgre SQL 10 in the left tree

Step 16)

  1. Enter super user password set during installation
  2. Click OK

Step 17) You will see the Dashboard

That's it to Postgre SQL installation.

 

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