Problems installing Pyton on Win7

Hi,

I downloaded python onto my desktop:

python-2.7.18.amd64.msi

Double clicking on it does nothing.

So I looked up msi and and run the command below:

msiexec /i “C:\Users\John\Desktop\python-2.7.18.amd64.msi"

And rec. the error msg ‘The installation package could not be opened…’

What am I doing wrong here?

Does python have an exe that I can run from the desktop to install it?

wikihow says i just have to click on the msi, but that’s not working.

Thanks.

Hi John,

What version of Windows are you using? Does installing software from MSI normally work?

Note that Python 2 is no longer supported, and hasn’t been for some time. Please use Python 3 instead.

Win7 SP1

Does installing software from MSI normally work?

Never tried it. Every installer I’ve used has been an .exe, at least for me.

Note that Python 2 is no longer supported, and hasn’t been for some time. Please use Python 3 instead.

I tried the latest v3 python and it complained about me not having windows 8.1, so I chose a random lower version.

Python 3.9 dropped the support for Windows 7 (and older) systems. To install Python 3, you should consider Python 3.8. See it here: Python Release Python 3.8.12 | Python.org

The first quote character in the above command line is a left double quote (U+201C). Ensure that the command line only contains ASCII double quotes.

Maybe the file association is set wrong. Right click the .msi file, and from “open with” choose to open it with “Windows Installer”, if it’s listed.