Installation Support for ActivePython

Installation Problems and FAQs for ActivePython

install activepython or python on windows 7 64 bit

I have windows 7 64 bit and wish to install python or activepython or python 2.6.6amd64.msi. Could you please provide advise on which one I should install and as well provide step by step process on how to install python on Windows 7 64 bit. Thanks

ActiveState Python behaves different with/without explicit python.exe in front of .py file (Check the attached image)


I get different result while running the .py directly in the command shell then prefix it with the explicit python command. The ActiveState Python has been un-installed and re-installed multiple times and computer has also been restarted several times, but sitll not solving the problem. Last time when it was good was before I installed IronPython and CPython3.2 which were later all uninstalled. So, what could be the cause of the problem (snapshot attached in the file)?


pypm doesn't work at all with new Community 2.7.1 installation

I just tried to install ActivePython on Vista Ultimate(64bit) using the 32 bit .msi file. All seems to work fine and when I choose the option from the Windows menu - up comes the PyPM commmand dialogue box. However all I see is: "'pypm' is not recognised as an internal or external command ...." etc. I have searched for pypm.* with the intention of placing it on the Path - but it is not anywhere I can find. When I start Idle - that is OK too and my scripts work. The reason for trying out ActiveState is because of the easy installation of MySQL library and so I need pypm to work.

FIXED : How to uninstall with missing or corupt msi


I want to uninstall Active Python and upgrade. Certain things are not working and it's probably time to upgrade anyway. When I try to uninstall it says "missing msi".

Before I delete all the folders and clean the registry out is there something I can try to have a normal or more graceful uninstall?


Lee G.

NOTE: I was able to find an old copy of: activePython- and put it in the right place for the installer and it seems like it worked. So please disregard - I think it's fixed.

python editor

I downloaded python 2.7, but isnt there supposed to be an editor included?
i cant find it.

need help: IDLE GUI is not opening

I am new to python and really want to learn it. I have installed and uninstalled python like 20 ties but the IDLE is not working. whenever i click on it from the start menu-->programes-->Active State Active Python 2.7--> IDLE GUI, nothing seems to happen.

Please help.


Just downloaded and installed this. Docs say:

Symbolic links and stubs are created in "/usr/local/bin" for launching python, pythonw and pydoc from the command line.

Found the version links, but had to manually link the names to the versions, e.g.

ln -s python3.1-config python-config

idle closes immediately

I installed ActivePython 2.7 (32-bit) on a Windows 7 box (x64). When I run idle from the Start menu, idle closes its window immediately. If I run idle from a cmd box, it seems to run fine:

> cd \ActivePython27
> Lib\idlelib\idle.bat

Any thoughts?

can't uninstall ActivePython...

I did an uninstall of ActiveState python both 64 & 32 bit versions, and even a reboot, and installed the FOSS ( (2.7).

But oddly enough, when I run python (cmd line) I still get ActiveState python reported:
ActivePython (ActiveState Software Inc.) based on
Python 2.7 (r27:82500, Aug 23 2010, 17:18:21) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> copyright()
Copyright (c) 2000-2010 ActiveState Software Inc.

Why isn't user environment path what I see in interactive shell os.sys.path?

When I start an interactive shell, why isn't os.sys.path the same as what is in my PATH environment variable (either Startup or User Environment)?

How can I get a directory that I add to the PATH to be seen in os.sys.path?