using python2.6 on windows without installation

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Apr 29 16:32:58 EDT 2010

On 4/29/2010 11:25 AM, Mirko Vogt wrote:
> Hey,
> is there a way to use python2.6 without having used the installation
> routine?
> When I install python2.6 and copy over the python-directory (C:\programs
> \python2.6) to another windows host and trying to execute python.exe
> there, I get an error that python26.dll could not be found.
> On the host where I used the installation routine, python26.dll is
> stored in C:\windows\system32 which (obviously) isn't on the host where
> I just copied the python directory to.
> Is it possible to include python26.dll in the application folder or tell
> python not to look in C:\windows\system32 for its library?
> Backround is: I'd like to put the python directory on a share which is
> mounted by several windows hosts.
> That way I do not need to touch every windows host when I'm going to
> update a python installation but just the one which is sharing it to all
> others.

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