Unable to use Python IDLE after downloading the application

Nathan Ernst nathan.ernst at gmail.com
Mon Apr 17 22:37:24 EDT 2017

Off topic, but I find it a little annoying that the default Windows
installer links to the 32-bit installer (and there's no adjacent 64-bit
installer link) - you have to dive into various links to get the 64-bit
installer. Seeing as 64-bit Windows is now the norm, it should be the
default. (It is possible, but creates a larger installer to support both 32
& 64-bit) It'd also be nice if the prerequisites for the installer could be
corrected so we no longer see the "I'm missing X.dll..." emails.

On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 9:20 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> 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
> discussion.
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