Unable to Launch Python 2.7 after Windows 8.1 Update

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Sun Feb 2 17:16:20 CET 2014

On 2014-02-02 15:39, Allison Gray wrote:
> I recently obtained a new laptop with Windows 8.1 and installed
> Python 2.7. Everything was working fine. Then after my first update,
> I was unable to launch Python. After clicking the Python icon, the
> thinking cursor activated, but Python never opened. I restored my
> laptop to a time before the update, and am now able to run Python. I
> have changed my automatic update setting to prevent this from
> happening again but this is less than ideal. Has anyone had this
> problem? Does anyone know what Windows setting would prevent Python
> IDLE from opening?
> Any help would be appreciated!!
I would've suggested re-installing Python. That would've been worth

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