Installing Selenium For Google Chrome (Windows 10)

This tutorial will show you how to install Selenium for Google Chrome (Windows 10), and optionally Python related dependencies.


  • Google Chrome Installed on your Windows machine

Guide Outline

  1. Install the WebDriver
    1. Check Your Google Chrome Version
    2. Download the ChromeDriver
  2. Python Set-Up
    1. Open PowerShell
    2. Verify Python Selenium Installation

Install the WebDriver

WebDriver (ChromeDriver for Chrome) gives Selenium access to control your web-browser.

Check Your Google Chrome Version

  • Find Chrome version (remember it for later):

    … → Help → About Chrome


Download the ChromeDriver

  • Download the Chromedriver Binary (which matches your Chrome version):

webdriver binary dl page

  • Extract the anywhere.

  • Copy the absolute path to chromedriver.exe (remember it for later, it is needed for Python and other scripts).


  • You can now delete the it will not be needed anymore. Your WebDriver installation is complete.

Python Set-up


  • Python 3 - installed
  • pip - Python package manager installed

We will finish the set-up required for running Python based Selenium scripts.

Open PowerShell

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Install Python Selenium Package

In the PowerShell, enter:

pip install selenium

Verify Python Selenium Installation

In the PowerShell, enter:


In the Python REPL, enter:

>>> import selenium

If no errors occurred during pip install selenium, and import selenium you are done with your Python set-up.

Remember absolute path to the chromedriver.exe in your Python scripts.