Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Nov 15 17:36:48 CET 2006

Andrew Burton wrote:

> What Python is best for installing to a USB Drive?  I've actually got 
> 2.5 on a drive, but I forget which installation package I used.  It 
> seems to me that it was an EXE file, but I cannot seem to find one of 
> those today.
> Can the Python-2.5.msi installation files from be installed 
> so as not to touch the registry, to make them portable?

python doesn't depend on the registry settings for normal use, so
you can simply install python as usual, copy python25.dll from 
c:\windows\system32 to c:\python25, and then copy (or move) the
entire c:\python25 tree to your USB drive.


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