In this tutorial, we will download & install AutoIT on Windows. AutoIt v3 is a general BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI applications. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement, and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages.
Launch a web browser.
Navigate to the following download URL:
Click on the Download AutoIt button.
Save the installer onto the computer. The file name would be
Locate the installer and extract the contents of the file.
Double click on the setup file. Accept the UAC prompt.
This will launch the AutoIt setup wizard. Click on the Next > button
Accept the license by clicking on the ‘I Agree’ button.
64-bit Operating System support.
You can choose the native x64 tools if you run on Windows 64-bit operating system. Choose x86 tools on a 32-bit operating system.
Click on the Next > button.
We can choose AutoIt software to associate with the *.au3 script files. We can either run the script or Edit the script. It depends on the use cases, if you are a developer choose to edit the script when you double click on the *.au3 files. Click on the Next > button.
The main components are the AutoIT core and the script examples. It is recommended to select all the components to install. Click on the Next > button.
The tool installs under the following directory by default:
C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3
However, we can change the install location by clicking on the Browse… button. Click on the Install button. This will install the tool.
Optional: Check the box ‘Show release notes’ to know about new features and bug fixes.
Once done click on the Finish button to complete the setup and exit the install wizard window.