ANN: ActivePython is now available

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at
Sun Feb 14 05:16:59 CET 2010

On 2010-02-13, at 1:25 AM, Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:

> On Thu, 11 Feb 2010 16:22:49 -0800, Sridhar Ratnakumar
> <sridharr at> declaimed the following in
> gmane.comp.python.general:
>> I'm happy to announce that ActivePython is now available for
>> download from:
> 	This seems to be the first Windows installer I recall that can't
> "update" over an earlier 2.5.x version... It want's me to wipe out
> (uninstall) my existing base before it will allow for installation (bad
> enough it need admin privileges -- I'm going to be dead at work the next
> time they "refresh" my desktop machine as they no longer allow users to
> have local admin rights)

This is probably due to where the MSI product code for 64-bit installer was changed to be different from the 32-bit one. Specifically the product codes used are:

<= "a2e24bd9-085b-410f-aad0-5eb5fa5d73d2" 

>= 32-bit: "a2e24bd9-085b-410f-aad0-5eb5fa5d73d2", 
>= 64-bit: "64e24bd9-085b-410f-aad0-5eb5fa5d73d2", 

Consequently 64-bit installers for 2.X will have different MSI product code from onwards. 

Was your "update" issue happening only with the 64-bit installer of

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