Python Not Working as expected on Win 8 and above.
christopher_reimer at icloud.com
Sat Feb 13 12:30:55 EST 2016
On 2/13/2016 5:35 AM, MWS wrote:
> Just to add to the above discussion, i find that when my workplace
> updated from win 7 to win 8.1 with fresh install, i downloaded the
> official python 3.5 and installed it. Everything went well during
> installation, but, i couldn't find the default install python directory
> (maybe i didn't pay attention earlier), later, after some scratching my
> head and other intelligent thoughts and experiments i found it got
> installed in the users hidden appdata folder by default(confusing as i
> expected it to either get installed in a root folder or program files
> and also wondering why).
Based on my experience with installing Python 3.5.0, I ran into the same
problem by clicking on the "Download Python 3.5.0" link on the Python
download page and used the python-3.5.0.exe installer. Since nothing
worked as I expected, I uninstalled that installer version of Python.
Digging through the specific release section, I downloaded the Windows
x86-64 executable installer (python-3.5.0-amd64.exe). That installer
behaved exactly as I expected. In fact, this is the installer I've
always used for previous versions.
Besides the focus of the content files, the python-3.5.0.exe and
python-3.5.0-amd64.exe installers don't behave exactly the same.
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