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HOW-TO:Install Kodi for Windows

How to install Kodi for Windows 10, 8, and Windows 7 PC Windows Devices

This post will cover how to install Kodi for Windows PC running Windows 10, 8, 7. In fact any you can install Kodi on other Windows device including Phones and Tablets. Kodi for can be installed on both Windows x86 and Windows x64 devices. You can install Kodi on a Windows Phone A Windows PC / Laptops even Windows Tablets. You can use any one of the below install guides to install Kodi onto Windows 10, 8, or Windows 7 powered devices. Kodi can be installed from the Windows Store or by manually downloading and installing the EXE file.

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Install Kodi for Windows Manual installation

This is the most useful way to install Kodi onto Windows as you can choose what version of Kodi you want to install. It’s as simple as downloading an EXE file and clicking yes to the windows installer options until it’s completed. You can use this method on all Windows computers and devices and in some cases, it will be the easiest way to install Kodi. Furthermore installing Kodi manually requires no Microsoft Account.


  • Download the latest Kodi for Windows
  • Click the Kodi file you downloaded to start the Installer
  • Click the “Run” button.
  • When prompted click “Next” 
  • Once completed click “Finish” to close the Installer
  • Complete you now have Kodi installed onto Windows.

Install Kodi for Windows using the Windows Store

Install Kodi for Windows using the Windows Store

Kodi is now available from the official Windows Store but only the latest stable version. Also, a Microsoft Account is needed if you are going to install Kodi from the Windows Store. The downside with installing Kodi from the Windows Store is that you can only install the latest version of Kodi. So if you are running a Windows 7/8 device this option is not available as the latest stable build will only run on Windows 10 and above. For older Windows, PC’s and devices use the Manual installation guide.


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Kodi System Requirements for Windows

There are a few system requirements for being able to run Kodi on Windows.

First, you’ll need at least Windows Vista, although Windows 7 or Windows 10 is recommended for hardware video decoding. If you’re one of the holdouts still running Windows XP, it’s time to make the switch. Most newer graphics cards are supported. These include the ATI Radeon R420 and the NVIDIA GeForce 6-series. Although the team at Kodi recommends at least an ATI Radeon R700 or a GeForce 8 series card.

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Install Kodi for Windows Conclusion

We have covered the 2 most common and easiest ways to install Kodi for Windows. You can use the Windows Store if you have a Windows 10 device or you can manually install it by downloading the EXE file. Windows is one of the easiest platforms to install Kodi onto and with this helpful guide you can enjoy all the benefits of using Kodi on any Windows device.


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  1. Jana Irgang December 6, 2018 at 1:15 am - Reply

    What is happening to the add-on “Placenta”? I’ve been using it on my computer with Windows 10 for several months but for the past few days (Dec 1-4 2018) no servers will connect to any movie or tv series.

  2. Charles May 11, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

    I’ve installed kodi ok on my laptop using windows 10,but when I try to install addons it tells me there are errors and can not install them please help

    • Entertainment Box May 11, 2016 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Hello Charles, we advise you to refer to the developers of the addons or google search ‘best for kodi’ on these issues as they are third party software we cannot comment on errors or performance.

      Thank you.

  3. nick May 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    hi can u help keep getting error unable to create gul.exiting

    • Entertainment Box May 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Hello Nick, make sure that you have the latest stable version of Kodi installed on your PC and delete any existing older versions. that should sove that error,

      Thank you.

  4. Tommy April 24, 2016 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I have been looking at your web page on how to install Kodi on Laptop Windows 10 and it sates once you have downloaded Kodi this is what it says
    Once you start the program, you should see the Kodi home screen pictured below. but there is nothing to see
    Hope you can help Regards Tommy

    • Entertainment Box April 25, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hello Tommy, it is really quite simple : Download Kodi, install Kodi then open the Kodi application. For extra help with this, do a google search on : best for Kodi and you will find a really useful website.

      Thank you.

  5. Bigpoppapayne April 6, 2016 at 3:50 am - Reply

    I installed kodi on my phone with Windows 10 and I have too keep reinstalling too watch it it’s tried the program files shortcut but it still has too be reinstalled too use need help

    • Entertainment Box April 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Hello Bigpoppapayne, you should not have to keep re-installing Kodi if it is being maintained properly. Make sure that you are shutting down Kodi properly and check for any excess storage that may of gathered up.

      Thank you.

  6. Bobby March 17, 2016 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Hello, I needed a little help. I downloaded Kodi on my windows 10 pc, and every time I open it I have to reinstall it on my computer. is there anyway to keep the file installed.

    • Entertainment Box March 17, 2016 at 2:10 pm - Reply

      Hello Bobby, if kodi is installed on your PC a Kodi folder would appear in your program files. In that folder you will have the Kodi apllication file that you can pin to your task bar or make a shortcut for it on your desktop.


  7. J March 4, 2016 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the details – though I’m getting – unable to find sever error etc when trying to upload add-ons though I am on-line?

    • Entertainment Box March 4, 2016 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      Ok, in this case you should contact the developers of the add ons that you are trying to use for further assistance as we only specialise with the hardware. Click HERE for extra help with Kodi,


  8. b February 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    hi i am not able to lauch kodi once its down loaded keep getting an error.

    • Entertainment Box February 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Hello, make sure that you have installed it correctly and/or try a different build of Kodi. Having your PC on the latest available operating would help too.


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