msvcr71.dll is neither part of Visual Studio 2008 nor 2010 (express). Installed python from source (python setup install) and it worked like a charm.

Today's hint: If you plan to write/build python extensions in C/C++ go with VS 2008, VS 2010 is not recognized by setuptools.

Thanks for all the help.

On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:44 AM, Marcelo de Freitas Rigon <arendhil@ig.com.br> wrote:
Hi Nils,
I have a similiar problem here and there are 2 solutions.
1) install VS (don't know which version however)
2) get the package in the site (not via easy_install as i don't know if you change the default compiler) and get mingw32 with g++, put de c:\<mingwdir>\bin in the path, then use:
python setup.py installl build --compiler=mingw32
Good luck ^^

Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:34 AM
Subject: [PyOpenGL-Users] Install on Windows 7 64 bit.

Installing PyOpenGL on Windows 7 (x64) is giving me headaches. Searching previous postings on the list reveals that different people have had the same kind of problems, but never all of them at once, as it seems I have:

1. Using easy_install (recommended method) complains that it "Couldn't find a setup script" (as reported by horace grant on may 2).
2. Missing msvcr71.dll as reported by several people when trying to use the executable installer (PyOpenGL-3.0.1.win32.exe).

What is next? I'll try downloading the source and "compiling it". Dunno if I need a vc-like compiler for this, but I'm guessing not. The thing is that PyOpenGL-accelerated installer installed just fine. 

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