Installation Successful, but pythonw and idle doesn't function
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Wed Aug 5 18:12:38 CEST 2015
I was able to install various versions of Python (3.5.0b4 32bit being
the most recent) multiple times (uninstalling in between) and they
worked ("python --version" at the command line worked).
However pythonw.exe did not and does not work. I was simply returned to
the command prompt, without ANY interaction or error.
I also attempted to run "idle", with the following results:
** IDLE can't import Tkinter.
Your Python may not be configured for Tk. **
I finally attempted the installation using ONLY the default
installation choice and got the same results. I had attempted previous
installations using a "custom" configuration each time, also with the
There was an older version (2.3.5) installed from a CD from a Python
book, but this was uninstalled as well. (I believe that version did
work with pythonw.)
I have checked online for answers and they involve adding paths to the
"Path" environmental variable, moving libraries or deleting files in
the ".idlerc" directory. I have attempted ALL of the. One mentioned
using the ActiveState version, which I will try later.
So, I am at a complete loss -- I am running Windows Visa Home Premium
32 bit, but I did not see any "incompatibility" with Vista mentioned. I
did search for all "python" in the registry and did find "residue" from
every unique version installed. I removed all of them and attempted a
fresh, default install of the latest version -- same problem.
The path included:
The long path was due to the default installation. I added the final
I also added a "PythonPath" environment variable with the same contents
as I saw that mentioned as a solution to this issue.
The problem seems rare and may be due to a previous installation and
Vista -- I can't tell. Am willing to try anything.
I have NO idea of what to do next to install the python.org version on
this Toshiba laptop.
Please let me know.
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