Python 2.6, GUI not working on vista?

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Thu Oct 9 21:09:16 CEST 2008


* Mensanator (Thu, 9 Oct 2008 11:03:45 -0700 (PDT))
> On Oct 9, 12:36 pm, Thorsten Kampe <thors... at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
> > * Mensanator (Tue, 7 Oct 2008 10:58:24 -0700 (PDT))
> > > On Oct 7, 12:40 pm, Thorsten Kampe <thors... at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
> > > > * Lawrence D'Oliveiro (Mon, 06 Oct 2008 23:18:10 +1300)
> > > > > In message <MPG.23530325d1f084f989... at news.individual.de>, Thorsten Kampe
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > > * Lawrence D'Oliveiro (Sun, 05 Oct 2008 22:13:46 +1300)
> >
> > > > > >> In message <48e75d94$0$25303$426a7... at news.free.fr>, Michel Claveau -
> > > > > >> NoSpam SVP ; merci wrote:
> >
> > > > > >> > Another way is to de-activate UAC.
> >
> > > > > >> Please don't be stupid!
> >
> > > > > > He's not stupid. Disabling UAC is the recommended way to get rid of
> > > > > > these problems.
> >
> > > > > Disabling UAC is NOT recommended.
> >
> > > > YOU don't recommend it. I don't "recommend" it either - all the people I
> > > > know (and this includes Microsoft techsupport people) do it anyway
> > > > without recommendation.
> >
> > > Be that as it may, it is still enabled by default, isn't it?
> >
> > > So advice that requires it to be disabled (or the Administrator
> > > account enabled) ought to mention such a pertinent fact, shouldn't it?
> >
> > The fact that it's enabled by default is totally irrelevant for the
> > advise.
> 
> You're talking about the wrong fact. The advice doesn't mention UAC.

Michel's advice did.
 
> Here, let me quote it to you:
> <quote>
> Vista Note
> Administrators installing Python for all users on
> Windows Vista either need to be logged in as
> Administrator, or use the runas command, as
> in:
> 
> runas /user:Administrator "msiexec /i <path>\<file>.msi"
> </quote>
> 
> Now, how relevant is the state of the Administrator account
> for this advice to work?

I don't know. I don't care. I couldn't care less. I say, ignore this 
advice and disable UAC.

Thorsten



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