Unable to use Python IDLE after downloading the application

eryk sun eryksun at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 18:06:36 EDT 2017


On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 9:06 PM, ASHISH A <ashish.a.may at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I could not launch IDLE and it gave me an error saying DLL file missing
> (attached snapshot).

python-list doesn't send attachments. Please do your best to
paraphrase error messages that can't be pasted as plain text.

> I have downloaded the DLL file

I hope you didn't download a system DLL from some arbitrary website,
which could contain malware. Only get Windows updates from Microsoft.

> and also installed Microsoft C++ redistributable 2015.(After following steps
> on you-tube to fix such DLL issues).

You didn't need the full C++ redistributable. If it's an error due to
the Universal C runtime, then you should install KB3118401 for your
version of Windows, which I presume is x64 Windows 8.1.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3118401


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