[Tutor] Trouble installing Python on Win7 (not a valid Win 32 app)

Wayne Watson sierra_mtnview at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 14 23:08:06 CET 2011

I had py 2.5.2 installed (Yes, I know it's old) on my Win 7 64-bit PC 
earlier this year, but it began to fail back in June.  I tried a 
uninstall/install, but that got me nowhere.  I tried again yesterday. 
Uninstalled, then puzzled over whether I should delete the remaining 
python25 folder.  There were a few files in it. Nothing that looked 
relevant of use any longer.  I did notice several Remove....exe files 
for numpy, scipy and others.  Rather than chance messing up python25, I 
renamed it, then installed 2.5.2.

I found that every time I tried to activate a py file, or open it in 
IDLE, I would get an error that said something like this:
c:\Users\blah\...\junk.py is not a valid Win 32 app. (or idle.pyw)


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