How to run Python script on WindowXP

Christopher Koppler klapotec at
Fri Aug 1 05:37:20 CEST 2003

On Fri, 1 Aug 2003 12:17:59 +1000, "Yunxian Mak"
<yunxian at> wrote:

>Dear Sir/Madam,
>I'm doing my PhD in APAF and I installed Python 2.2 interpreter in
>WindowNT before and it worked OK on my old computer. However, our
>company has upgraded the systems to WindowXP recently. I installed
>Python2.2.3, which includes IDLE (Python GUI), Module Docs, Python
>(command line) and Python Manuals, on my new computer.  I can open my
>Python code from IDLE (Python GUI), but I don't know how to run it. If
>you could please tell me whether the Python interpreter compatible to
>WindowXP and how to run the Python script on WindowXP, I'll be much
>appreciated. Thank you very much again.

If it's been installed normally, just double-clicking on your program
icon in explorer should do the trick. If you open it with IDLE, you
can use the Run command in the Run menu (Alt+F5).


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