[docs] Installation for Newbs

Donald Coho donaldecoho at comcast.net
Tue Jul 3 20:12:00 EDT 2018

If programming and network administration credentials are required to 
install Python then the download should be qualified. Repeat: Newbs 
should be effectually 'locked out' /before /initiating download.



The following is the worst example of an instruction from a disdainful 
expert from the Linux or Windows programming world:

..."*or set the registry value 
**|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem at LongPathsEnabled|**to 

Newbs don't understand the expert's '@' syntax. They shouldn't 
experience the frustration of downloading and running the install 
routine, only to find that nothing functions properly on their machine.

What's required is to navigate to the following folder


and to create a new key. THIS KEY DOES NOT PRE-EXIST with a non-unity value.

The new key name is /LongPathsEnabled/. It's type is /DWORD (32-bit) 
value. /After creation, its value must be modified to 1.

There is a critical difference between a /geek /and a /nerd/. The 
*boldfaced *instruction was written by a *NERD*.

Respectfully submitted,

Donald E Coho

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