Windows No-Install Distribution?

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at
Tue Aug 23 11:59:23 EDT 2011

On 2011.08.23 10:29 AM, Eric Lemings wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to create/find a Python 3.x distribution that can be
> redeployed simply by copying a directory of required files; i.e.
> without the need for actually "installing" an MSI, modifying Windows
> registry entries, etc.  First of all, will Python even work on Windows
> simply by copying files from one system to another?  If so, does such
> a "no-install" distribution already exist?  If not, what are the
> minimum set of Python 3.x files from a standard Windows Python
> installation required for proper/normal operation?
I unpacked the 32-bit version of CPython 3.2 from its installer into a
folder and it seems to work. I haven't done any real testing, but it
works for me (mainly I just need to have the files needed to build
32-bit frozen binaries with cx_Freeze).

CPython 3.2.1 | Windows NT 6.1.7601.17592 | Thunderbird 5.0
PGP/GPG Public Key ID: 0xF88E034060A78FCB

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