# Windows installation

Download the Windows installer and run it. The installer will set up the Engine as a Windows service. The installation directory will also contain an SDK for tool and client development.

Since the installation directory cannot be written to by ordinary users, it is recommended that you copy the sdk directory from the installation directory to your home directory under VisionAppster\sdk (e.g. C:\Users\L33tCoder\VisionAppster\sdk). In the command prompt:

xcopy /E "C:\Program Files\VisionAppster\sdk" "%USERPROFILE%\VisionAppster\sdk\"