[Python-Dev] Python 2.4a1 use of c:\winnt directory

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jul 10 13:28:56 CEST 2004

Klepach, Joseph wrote:
> The python 2.4a1 release using the msi installer insists on copying
> python24.dll to the C:\WINNT\system32 directory instead the of requested user
> directory.
> This did not occur in the past and is causing a problem because my company
> locks the c:\winnt directory on all user pc's.

That is not true. Python has always copied pythonxy.dll into the Windows
directory if a "privileged" installation (previously called 
"administrator" installation) was performed.

> Will this functionality be part of the official release?

Yes. Chose a per-user installation if you don't want to install Python
into the system directory.


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