[Tutor] Installation problem: Python 2.6.6 (32-Bit) on Windows 7 (32-Bit)

Tony Cappellini cappy2112 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 1 06:59:18 CEST 2010

Has anyone else had problems running the msi for Python 2.6.6 on Windows 7?

If I don't check "Compile .py to byte code", the installer completes
without error.
Checking "Compile .py to byte code" causes the following to be displayed

"There is a problem with the windows installer package. A program run
as part of setup did not complete as expected"

1. Yes I have plenty of disk space.
2. Yes I have admin privileges
3. Yes, the MD5 checksum of the downloaded installer matches the MD5
checksum on python.org
4. Run As Adminsitrator is not available when I Shift-Right Click
(probably because my user already has admin privileges)

I'm also having a similar issue with the PythonWin32 extensions
installer on the same machine.

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