How to install on NT without write permissions to c:\winnt

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at
Wed Oct 10 15:16:28 CEST 2001

On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 02:06:22AM -0700, Michael Niemetz wrote:
> Hello!
> I want to install Python on a Win NT machine at which I do not have
> administrator privileges and - even worse - have no write permission
> in the c:\winnt directory which breaks the install process.
> Is there any way to get Python installed without contacting our local
> support
> team and filling out numerous forms?

You could install the PythonWare PY21 Python distribution.

It has a dead simple installer that simply unzips all the files in a

I have read that PythonLabs now have access to a newer version of the
Wise Installer that also enables non-admin installs. But IIRC think this
is only used in the latest 2.2 alphas and not yet in 2.1.1.

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