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How do I install and use cURL on Windows?

I am having trouble getting cURL to run on Windows.

I have downloaded a cURL zip file from here, but it seems to contain source code, not an executable.

Do I need to compile cURL to run it? If yes, then how do I do that?

Where can I find .exe downloads for cURL ?

I have looked for documentation on installing cURL, but there is little to be found.
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Starting with Windows 10 version 1803 (and earlier, with insider build 17063), you don't install curl anymore. Windows includes a native curl.exe (and tar.exe) in C:WindowsSystem32, which you can access right from your regular CMD.

C:Usersvonc>C:WindowsSystem32curl.exe --version
curl 7.55.1 (Windows) libcurl/7.55.1 WinSSL
Release-Date: [unreleased]
Protocols: dict file ftp ftps http https imap imaps pop3 pop3s smtp smtps telnet tftp
Features: AsynchDNS IPv6 Largefile SSPI Kerberos SPNEGO NTLM SSL

C:Usersvonc>C:WindowsSystem32tar.exe --version
bsdtar 3.3.2 - libarchive 3.3.2 zlib/1.2.5.f-ipp
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