Python Package installation causing [Error 13] Permission Denied on Windows 7

moinakb at moinakb at
Fri Sep 4 12:55:46 CEST 2015

On Friday, September 4, 2015 at 3:07:19 PM UTC+5:30, moi... at wrote:
> I am running Python 3.4 on Windows 7 and is facing [Error 13] Permission Denied while installing Python packages such as SciPy, NumPy etc; here are the facts that I tried but failed:
> 1.	I have admin privileges in my machine
> 2.	The folder where pip/easy_install copies contents have full write for the user
> 3.	I have tried Powershell with Unrestricted/RemoteSigned options
> This is the line in *.py code that is causing exception    
> with open(target, 'wb') as f:
>                     f.write(data)
> What do I need to do to make this work? I am a windows domain user and obviously cannot run scripts with domain admin privileges.

And Yes, I do run command prompt with Admin privileges as well, but still it fails

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