How to Install Kodi onto Windows PC Windows Device

How to Install Kodi onto Windows PC Windows Device

Install Kodi onto Windows PC Windows Device

This is How to Install Kodi onto Windows PC Windows Device I’ve put together a detailed video that will walk you through how to install Kodi on Windows 8 step-by-step, but you can also follow along with the article below if you prefer a little more detail.

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New quick and easy kodi install guide Windows

  • 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.
  • Done

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.

Downloading Kodi for Windows

Downloading Kodi is going to be the same for any system. There is a download page for Kodi here  which lists every available Kodi versions, grouped by the system it runs on.

As you can see from the picture above, you’ll be looking for the blue Windows icon on the left hand side of the screen.

Underneath the file is a link to the installation file that you’ll click on to download the file. The Windows file is just under 70MB, so it may take a few minutes to download, depending on your Internet connection.

Install Kodi onto Windows PC Windows Device

Once the file is downloaded, navigate to your download directory. By default this will be the “Downloads” folder. If you open up a File Explorer window (which should be pinned to your taskbar in both Windows 7 and Windows 8), you’ll see an icon for the Downloads folder there.

Once you find the file, double-click on the installation to begin.


From there the Kodi Setup Wizard will take you through the installation. There are a couple different components you can choose to install, such as adding Audio Encoder Add-Ons, PVR Add-ons and some different Skin Add-ons. If this is your first Kodi installation, I recommend keeping the default components.

Finally, you’ll be able to choose your installation path. The default path is C:\Program Files (x86)\Kodi, but you can change that if you prefer to install your programs some place other than your boot drive, like I do.

After those few choices, you’ll choose whether to add a shortcut and Start Menu program group. Then the set up process will take you through the remainder of the installation. The entire process should take 1-2 minutes to complete, depending on the speed of your PC.

Kodi on Windows first boot

Once the installation is finished, click on the new Kodi icon in the Start Menu. If you’re running Windows 8, you may want to pin Kodi to the task bar so you have easy access. To do this, right click on a Kodi icon and select “Pin to Task bar.”

Once you start the program, you should see the Kodi home screen pictured below.

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  1. Charles

    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

      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.

    • Entertainment Box

      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.

  2. Tommy

    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

      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.

  3. Bigpoppapayne

    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

      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.

  4. Bobby

    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

      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.


  5. J

    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

      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,


    • Entertainment Box

      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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