Installing Python on Windows Vista

Padraig padraigkitterick at
Mon Jun 19 18:03:43 CEST 2006

dakman at wrote:
> Padraig wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Just a quick question... when I try to install Python on Windows Vista
> > Beta 2 the installer seems to hang after I select the destination
> > folder, saying that it will "return when it has finished calculating
> > disk space requirements". I just can't seem to get past that step. I've
> > also tried installing both 2.4.3 and 2.4.2 with no luck.
> >
> > Any help would be very much appreciated.
> >
> > Many thanks
> >
> > P
> I've heard that Windows Vista has many restrictions on reading/writing
> to the disk, perhaps you do not have an admin account?

I don't think there is such a thing as an admin account under vista but
I'm sure that the account I'm using is the Vista-equivalent of an admin
account. Perhaps running it in compatibility mode might help. Will try
that this evening... Thanks

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