Can not run the Python software

Michael Torrie torriem at
Fri Jan 13 23:08:04 EST 2017

On 01/13/2017 08:32 PM, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>> Just downloaded Python 3.6.0 2016-12-23 and PyCharm. Tried to run the "Hello World" program and got the following message:
>> "Process finished with exit code 1073741515 (0xC0000135)" 
>> I am using Windows 8.1 on an HP ENVY Touchsmart Notebook (64-bit OS, x64-based processor).
> If you track the error, it indicates a file was not found, bets are
> you don't have the needed runtime installed for Python to run.
> Nothing else PyCharm can do here, it tries to start Python and
> fails.
> If memory serves me, you need the Visual C++ Redistributable
> for Visual Studio 2015...

And this is coming up a lot.  This is something that should already be
on all supported versions of Windows if Windows updates are done, right?
 It's probably in the FAQ on, and I know this is really a
user problem (not installing updates), but maybe it's time that the
Python installer bundles the redistributable installer and installs it
if necessary during Python's install.  We get queries on the list almost
weekly from Windows users.

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