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Title: /passive run of Windows installer fail silently on Win7
Type: enhancement Stage: needs patch
Components: Installation, Windows Versions: Python 3.10
process
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: colin-b, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Priority: low Keywords:

Created on 2020-10-13 18:36 by colin-b, last changed 2021-02-19 22:19 by steve.dower.

Messages (2)
msg378572 - (view) Author: Colin (colin-b) * Date: 2020-10-13 18:36
As expected, Python 3.9.0 cannot be installed on Windows 7. 

Running the installer displays a message clearly stating this. 

However, running the installer in passive mode (/passive) is expected to display errors that might occur. As stated in https://docs.python.org//3.9/using/windows.html#installing-without-ui

But this is not the case, nothing is displayed when launching the installer in passive mode.

I would expect the same message as in the UI.
msg387359 - (view) Author: Steve Dower (steve.dower) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-19 22:19
Probably an easy fix, if someone has a Win7 machine around to test on (which I don't these days). There are some UI level comparisons in the bootstrapper C++ file under Tools/msi that probably need fixing.

Not urgent. Won't be long until Win10 is the only one we have to worry about.
History
Date User Action Args
2021-02-19 22:19:12steve.dowersetpriority: normal -> low
versions: + Python 3.10, - Python 3.9
messages: + msg387359

type: enhancement
stage: needs patch
2020-10-13 18:36:52colin-bcreate