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Author hyu
Recipients hyu, ned.deily, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2018-12-27.20:33:31
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Repeated on two clean install Windows hosts.
No (re)packaging, download and run/start python.
Repeated with versions 3.7.2, 3.7.1, and 3.6.8:

Windows Explorer properly extracted: \tmp\py372, \tmp\py371, \tmp\py368.
Python 3.6.8 and 3.7.1 properly started, executed import sys; sys.exit()
Python 3.7.2 failed to start.  Please suggest proper commands if you claim these are not proper Windows commands.

Worked extra to show both 3.6 and 3.7 regressions.  If you want to claim copying 3.6.8 vcruntime140.dll to 3.7.1 as (re)packaging, then ignore v3.7.1:260ec2c36a below.  

Windows Explorer shows and 7-zip lists two vcruntime140.dll in 3.7.2.  Please ignore 7-zip if you claim that is not proper or (re)package tool and I will attach Windows Explorer screen shot.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17763.195]
(c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Python 3.6.8 (tags/v3.6.8:3c6b436a57, Dec 24 2018, 00:16:47) [MSC v.1916 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
>>> import sys; sys.exit()

Fatal Python error: initfsencoding: unable to load the file system codec
zipimport.ZipImportError: can't find module 'encodings'

Current thread 0x00002614 (most recent call first):

C:\>copy \tmp\py368\vcruntime140.dll \tmp\py371\
        1 file(s) copied.

Python 3.7.1 (v3.7.1:260ec2c36a, Oct 20 2018, 14:57:15) [MSC v.1915 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
>>> import sys; sys.exit()

Date User Action Args
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