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How can i download and install ROS in windows

asked 2014-05-15 06:43:37 -0500

anvesh gravatar image

updated 2022-02-13 16:59:17 -0500

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Hello, I am pretty new to ROS, from where can i download or buy ROS for my windows and how can i install it? Please provide me direct links for downloads. thank you.

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answered 2014-05-15 07:08:34 -0500

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This page gives general directions on how to download and install ROS on windows:

As far as I'm aware, there is no single executable or installer that you can download and run.

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Thank you for your answer, i have already been through that page so many times but i m still confused how to install it in my computer? is there any other easy way or steps to install ROS?

anvesh gravatar image anvesh  ( 2014-05-15 07:16:33 -0500 )edit

ros is not supported on windows. I would recommend using a virtual machine, such as virtualbox, that runs ubuntu and install ros there.

LikeSmith gravatar image LikeSmith  ( 2014-05-15 07:30:35 -0500 )edit

Can you please tell me how to do it?

anvesh gravatar image anvesh  ( 2014-05-15 07:59:20 -0500 )edit

If you are running Windows 10, try this:

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2017-08-07 08:14:01 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-05-15 08:54:05 -0500

LikeSmith gravatar image

you can download virtualbox here: You will want to download the ubuntu iso from their website ( ) right now, you would probably want 12.04 as ROS Indigo isn't released yet. here is a tutorial on how to create a virtual machine and install ubuntu on it. After you have installed ubuntu, go the the main ros website and follow the installation guide for ubuntu (it is much more straight forward than the windows instructions) and enjoy!

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