Question

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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Solution

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 python.org 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" -- python.org's offerings are also gratis, of course).

OTHER TIPS

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

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