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Title: pythonw does not open on windows 8.1 x64
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.5
Status: closed Resolution: not a bug
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: BreamoreBoy, Cristian.Baboi, Vandana.Rao, r.david.murray
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2014-10-12 18:16 by Cristian.Baboi, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (7)
msg229184 - (view) Author: Cristian Baboi (Cristian.Baboi) Date: 2014-10-12 18:17
I've just installed the latest python on windows 8.1 x64 version and it does not start. The console version works
msg229188 - (view) Author: Cristian Baboi (Cristian.Baboi) Date: 2014-10-12 18:42
I tried both 2.7 and 3.5 versions and none of them works
msg229190 - (view) Author: Mark Lawrence (BreamoreBoy) * Date: 2014-10-12 19:05
The purpose of pythonw is to run GUI scripts without having a console.  How are you trying to run it, what do you expect to happen and what actually happens?  I'm assuming that you mean 3.4 as 3.5 hasn't been released yet.
msg229191 - (view) Author: Vandana Rao (Vandana.Rao) * Date: 2014-10-12 19:11
I had the same problem. I assume that you are using IDLE. Hopefully it works.
msg229197 - (view) Author: Cristian Baboi (Cristian.Baboi) Date: 2014-10-12 19:40
Sorry! I launched pythonw without ascript. I found idle and it works.
msg229198 - (view) Author: R. David Murray (r.david.murray) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-10-12 19:43
I'm going to close this, then.  If you think there's a documentation issue we can reopen it.
msg229220 - (view) Author: Cristian Baboi (Cristian.Baboi) Date: 2014-10-13 06:30
I don't know if it is a documentation error for I've not read it yet.
Maybe the best way is to put a shortcut to idle in the main directory where the python is.

On 12 octombrie 2014 22:43:48 EEST, "R. David Murray" <> wrote:
>R. David Murray added the comment:
>I'm going to close this, then.  If you think there's a documentation
>issue we can reopen it.
>nosy: +r.david.murray
>resolution:  -> not a bug
>stage:  -> resolved
>status: open -> closed
>type: crash -> behavior
>Python tracker <>
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:09adminsetgithub: 66810
2014-10-13 06:30:37Cristian.Baboisetmessages: + msg229220
2014-10-12 19:43:48r.david.murraysetstatus: open -> closed

type: crash -> behavior

nosy: + r.david.murray
messages: + msg229198
resolution: not a bug
stage: resolved
2014-10-12 19:40:44Cristian.Baboisetmessages: + msg229197
2014-10-12 19:11:23Vandana.Raosetnosy: + Vandana.Rao
messages: + msg229191
2014-10-12 19:05:53BreamoreBoysetnosy: + BreamoreBoy
messages: + msg229190
2014-10-12 18:42:08Cristian.Baboisetmessages: + msg229188
2014-10-12 18:17:28Cristian.Baboisetmessages: + msg229184
2014-10-12 18:16:05Cristian.Baboicreate