Author Jonas Binding
Recipients Jonas Binding, paul.moore, steve.dower, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2019-08-05.22:02:47
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The "Windows Store" installer for Python has a seemingly low entry barrier, causing people to install without reading something like 

However, due to the really long path it uses for Python (e.g. C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Packages\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.7_qbz5n2kfra8p0\), the chances of running into issues with paths longer than 260 characters are really high. 

For example installing pytorch already fails due to this limitation, see and

Therefore, the Windows Store installer should offer to change the registry key to enable longer paths, or at least show a message to this effect.
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