[Python-Dev] Python for windows.

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Fri Nov 28 10:34:36 CET 2008

Mark Hammond wrote:
> Greg writes:
>> Mark Hammond wrote:
>>> The only conflict I see here is the requirement to install into
>> "\Program Files"
>> Doesn't that just mean that if an OEM decides to preinstall it,
>> they need to put it in Program Files? They're at liberty to
>> do that.
> I'm not very familiar with the OEM process, but I believe the software is
> automatically installed after the first boot from MSI files supplied by the
> OEM partner (so technically, its not "pre-installed" at all).  I don't know
> enough about how that works to know how easy it would be to override that
> option during installation - hopefully Gerald will fill us in with more
> details...
> [Hrm - looking closer at that HTML link I sent before, it says specifically
> "Per-machine installs must install to Program Files by default in order to
> pass this test case" - that seems pretty clear...]

Given that the links in Gerald's examples were under Program Files, I
had assumed that HP were tweaking the installer at least that much...


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