Windows 7 : any problems installing or running Python ?

python at bdurham.com python at bdurham.com
Sun Jan 3 13:09:52 CET 2010


David,

Try disabling your firewall software momentarily to see if that
makes a difference. IDLE uses a local port for inter-process
communication - you may need to configure your firewall to allow
IDLE's port usage.

To test whether Python itself has been properly installed, open
up a cmd prompt, change your current directory to the folder
where you installed Python, create the short, 1 line script that
follows, and then run it. If this works, then Python has been
successfully installed on your workstation and the problem you're
having is specific to IDLE.

1 line script (place in hello.py)

print "Hello world"

Command line to run above script:

python hello.py

You might also try installing an alternate Python build, eg. if
you installed from python.org, then try one of the setups from
ActiveState. Or vice-versa.

We're running Python 2.6.4 on Windows XP (32-bit), Windows Vista
(32 and 64-bit), and Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit) without problem.

Good luck!
Malcolm
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