There are five steps to complete install magento 2 on window :
1. Install Composer on Window
Download and run Composer-Setup.exe – it will install the latest composer version whenever it is executed.
2. Download Magento 2
If you want to set up magento2 project in htdocs directory. Then run below command line in htdocs directory – it will create magento2 directory.
git clone https://github.com/magento/magento2.git
3.Create The Database
You can use database tool to create new database named magento .
4. Install Magento 2
I set up a local site, so I link to : localhost/magento2 to do install magento 2.
5. Install sample data
After step 4 finish, you will have a fresh install magento 2 site. If you want to add some sample data, you should do this step.
composer config repositories.magento composer http://packages.magento.com
composer require magento/sample-data:0.42.0.beta1 magento/sample-data-media:0.42.0-beta1 –dev
It will take a while to download sample data package.After it’s done, execute the sample data installer:
php dev/tools/Magento/Tools/SampleData/install.php –admin_username=username
That’s it. Happy coding !!! Hope that’s a clear guide to help you save your time when set up magento 2 site. You can link to resources for further information.