# Kratos 2.0.1 Windows Installation

To install WIN32 binaries follow the steps:

• download the Kratos installation file (see one level up ... in the table)
• unzip it on the destination directory
• double click on Kratos_untar.py

## PYTHON PATH

 Warning. Please, note that: The Kratos installation (and then usage) relies on the availability of Python on the system!

It is necessary that the system's PATH is modified so that

```  python.exe
```

will be found from anywhere in the system. To obtain this you need to modify your system variables to append at the end the python path

```  ControlPanel --> System --> Advanced Configuration (on the left menu) --> System Variables
```
```Variable Name: Python25
Variable Value: C:\Python25\ (or the path where Python25 is installed).
```

## KRATOS_PATH

In order to be able to use the Kratos automatically you have to make the system aware of its installation path. If you installed the kratos in (say)

```  c:\\kratos_installation\\kratos
```

You have to add the variable KRATOS_PATH to the environment variables of your system:

```  KRATOS_PATH="c:\\kratos_installation\\kratos"
```
 Warning. Please, note that: please note that the double \\ is needed!

You can "achieve" this in Vista by clicking on

```  ControlPanel --> System --> Advanced Configuration (on the left menu) --> System Variables
```