Hi I am running Windows XP, on 32bit. How do I install python? When I run the installation file, it gives me an error saying "installation package not supported by processor type" does python need 64 bit to execute?

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Your 32-bit options (for Windows) include ActivePython 2.6.5 and ActivePython 3.1.2 (ActivePython comes with some extras in addition to the standard release), plain Python 2.6.5 and 3.1.2, and commercial solutions such as Enthought Python (ActiveState also offers commercial options, but the ones I pointed to are the free "community editions" --'s offerings are also gratis, of course).


No it doesn't require 64-bit. The download page has both 32-bit and 64-bit downloads.

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