Unable to use Python IDLE after downloading the application

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Apr 17 22:20:52 EDT 2017

On 4/17/2017 5:06 PM, ASHISH A wrote:
> Hi Team,
> I have a 64 bit system with Windows 801 Pro OS. I tried to install Python
> 3.6.1 from the below link :
> https://www.python.org/downloads/
> It automatically downloaded that 32 bit Python application and tried to
> launch IDLE (32 bit). I could not launch IDLE and it gave me an error
> saying DLL file missing (attached snapshot). I have downloaded the DLL file
> and also installed Microsoft C++ redistributable 2015.(After following
> steps on you-tube to fix such DLL issues).
> I am still unable to launch IDLE .

Can you launch python and get a >>> prompt?
If so, can you run `import tkinter`.
Until the answer to both questions is 'yes', leave IDLE out of the 

Terry Jan Reedy

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