How to Install Jina on Windows 11

Jina is an open-source neural search framework that makes it easy to build and deploy powerful search systems. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to install Jina on Windows 11.


Before we get started, ensure that you have the following software installed on your system:

Step 1: Clone the Jina Repository

First, we need to clone the Jina repository from Github:

git clone

Step 2: Create a Virtual Environment

To run Jina, it's best to use a virtual environment. This helps to avoid conflicts with other Python packages that may be installed on your system.

To create a new virtual environment, open a command prompt and run the following command:

python -m venv myenv

This will create a new virtual environment in a directory named myenv. You can choose any other name for your environment.

Step 3: Activate the Virtual Environment

To activate the virtual environment, run the following command:


This will activate the virtual environment and you'll see the command prompt change to indicate the active environment.

Step 4: Install Jina

With the virtual environment activated, navigate to the directory where you cloned the Jina repository and run the following command:

pip install -e .

This will install Jina in editable mode, which means you can change the code and test out your changes.

Step 5: Verify the Installation

To ensure that Jina was installed correctly, run the following command:

jina hello-world

This should print a message indicating that Jina is ready to use.

Congratulations! You've successfully installed Jina on Windows 11. From here, you can explore the documentation and start building your own search systems with Jina.

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