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Author KevKeating
Recipients KevKeating, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2017-06-21.17:59:07
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If I use the Python 64-bit 2.7.13 Windows installer and install to C:\Program Files\Python27, then the Scripts folder doesn't get created and pip doesn't get installed.  If I uninstall Python and reinstall it to C:\Python27, C:\Programs\Python27, or "C:\Path with spaces\Python27", then the Scripts folder is created and pip works correctly.  If I install Python 2.7.12 using or Python 3.6.1 using, then I don't experience this issue.  This issue does happen if I install to C:\PROGRA~1\Python27, which is the 8.3 filename equivalent of C:\Program Files\Python27.  I've seen this on a handful of Windows 10 computers so far.  I haven't tried other versions of Windows or the 32-bit installers.

Steps to reproduce:
- Download the Python installer from and run it.
- Select "Install for all users" and click Next.
- Enter C:\Program Files\Python27 as the installation folder and click Next.
- Click on "Register Extensions" and select "Entire feature will be unavailable".  (I don't know if this step is required, but it's what I've been doing to test.)  Click Next.
- Click Yes at the UAC prompt.
- Wait for installation to finish.

Expected results:
The "C:\Program Files\Python27\Scripts" and "C:\Program Files\Python27\Lib\site-packages\pip" folders should get created during the installation.

Actual results:
Neither of the folders exist.
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