installing 2.6 on vista64

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at
Fri Jul 24 18:28:24 EDT 2009

> I just downloaded and attempted to install python 2.6.2.  The
> installer proceeds to do its work then dies, leaving an entry in the
> eventlog:
> Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Python 2.6.2.
> Product Version: 2.6.2150. Product Language: 1033. Installation
> success or error status: 1602.

Are you using subst'ed drives by any chance?

> Googling for this I wasn't able to narrow the results down to
> something usable. Anyone know of issues and how to fix them installing
> on vista 64 (yes, I have 8 gigs of ram)

Run "msiexec /i <pythonxy.msi> /l*v python.log", and search the log file
for 1602. This should give a clue.


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