[docs] [issue28895] Two suggestions for windows.html

Mark Summerfield report at bugs.python.org
Wed Dec 7 09:49:13 EST 2016

New submission from Mark Summerfield:

This document is v. useful for Windows Python users:

However, I think it could be improved as follows:

(1) Explain which Python installer to get (since there are so many)! Even a "get the Windows x86 executable installer if you just want it now!". Alternatively, the https://www.python.org/downloads/windows/ page could begine with a brief explanation of the differences.

(2) Explain the trade-offs between Admin & User install & the effect this has on using pip (e.g., an Admin install may require pip to be used in an Admin console or to be used with the --user option).

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 282625
nosy: docs at python, mark
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Two suggestions for windows.html
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.6, Python 3.7

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