VMware and pywin32 error...

Joshua Kugler joshua at joshuakugler.com
Fri Mar 13 20:55:38 CET 2009

dot wrote:
> has anyone experience with installing Python and pywin32 to Windows XP
> Pro running in a VMware environment?
> At the end of installing pywin32 I get following error:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<string>", line 601, in <module>
>    File "<string>", line 311, in install
>    File "<string>", line 149, in LoadSystemModule
> ImportError: DLL load failed: This application has failed to start
> because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the
> application may fix this problem.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I use following versions:
> VMware Workstation 6.5.0 build-118166
> Microsoft Windows XP Professional English Build 2600
> added SP1 and than SP3
> Python 2.6.1
> pywin32 213

I've installed and run Python and pywin32 in a VMWare environment and have
had no trouble.  This is not an issue with VMWare. Something is
misconfigured in your XP and/or Python install.  I'm assuming you installed
Python before installing pywin32?


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