Python 3.4 Idle?

Irmen de Jong irmen.NOSPAM at
Sat Jul 25 19:33:16 CEST 2015

On 25-7-2015 18:00, Steve Burrus wrote:
> On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:50:47 PM UTC-5, Steve Burrus wrote:
>> On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:41:03 PM UTC-5, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:34 AM, Steve Burrus <steveburrus28 at> wrote:
>>>> I got Idle the other day biut had to get the older version, 2.7, of python to
>>>> get it. So I wonder if there is an Idle version  that comes with python 3.4.*?
>>> What system are you on? What did you do to install Python? On Windows, the
>>> installers usually come with IDLE; on some Linuxes, it's separately
>>> distributed; if you got a third-party Python distro, it's up to them what they
>>> put in it. But yes, you most certainly can get 3.4+ with IDLE.
>>> ChrisA
>> Well I am exactly on Windows 10 beta preview on a 64 bit system. Idle is on my
>> Programs menu but I cannot actually activate it.
> I am sorry folks biut this isn't resolved yet about not being able to get the Idle in
> Python 3.4! Does it not work in WIndows 10?

"i cannot activate it" is very little information, there's no way without you giving
more details to tell what could be wrong.

My results on a Windows 10 preview machine:
installed the python 3.4.3 msi from, installed "for all users", default options:
Idle is on the start menu ("IDLE - python 3.4 gui - 32 bit") and starts without
problems. Python seems to work just fine.

I suggest downloading the msi installer again and running the installation again (or
chose 'repair' if prompted).


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