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Title: Installing on Vista asks to close Explorer (and Nokia PC Suite)
Type: behavior Stage:
Components: Installation Versions: 3rd party
Status: closed Resolution: wont fix
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: dabarlow, loewis
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2007-11-12 17:08 by dabarlow, last changed 2022-04-11 14:56 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg57403 - (view) Author: David Barlow (dabarlow) Date: 2007-11-12 17:08
Version 2.5.1.
I'm trying to install Python on 32bit Vista Business. When I run the 
MSI file it proceeds smoothly (well, apart from offering to install 
to "c:\python..." instead of "c:\program files\python..."), and then 
starts the install. It then tells me that I have to close down Explorer 
(i.e. the shell!), and Nokia PC Suite I could cope with the 
latter, but I'm definitely not prepared to exit explorer. This seems a 
bug/oversight in the installer. Is there any wat round it?
msg57416 - (view) Author: Martin v. Löwis (loewis) * (Python committer) Date: 2007-11-12 17:57
This error message is not produced by the Python MSI file, but by
Windows installer itself. It computes the set of files that we are about
to install, which includes the Microsoft C Runtime DLL. I guess that
this file is also in use by Explorer.

It is safe to ignore this warning, and proceed with the installation.

Closing this as a third-party problem.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:56:28adminsetgithub: 45771
2007-11-12 17:57:03loewissetstatus: open -> closed
resolution: wont fix
messages: + msg57416
nosy: + loewis
versions: + 3rd party, - Python 2.5
2007-11-12 17:08:59dabarlowcreate