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"Once the PHP is installed you definitely have a dependency on the composer. Laravel applications are created using a software called as composer. You go on to this website. Here you can see the installation for Linux, UNIX, or MAC, and you can also watch the installation for Windows. Once the installations are done, in that case then you can check whether the composer is installed on your machines or not. To do that we can again fire the command. So you can see the composer is up and running on the machines. Once the composer is installed, using composer we will able to create Laravel projects." (Chapter 1).
I followed the wizard to complete the installation:
Composer Setup - Installation Options
Composer Setup - Settings Check
Composer Setup - Checking your settings
Composer Setup - Proxy Settings
Composer Setup - Ready to Install
Composer Setup - Downloading Composer
Composer Setup - Composer Installer Warning
Composer Setup - Information
Composer Setup - Completing Composer Setup
I opened a command window and typed "composer". It was installed successfully:
Composer from command window
CR: 2019-04-14 04:00:04 LU: 2019-04-14 04:00:04