#655 pywin32-218.win-amd64-py2.7 stops working

v1.0 (example)

I recently had to replace my hard drive due to a catastrophic failure. I am running Windows 7. I have installed Python 2.7.5 (64-bit). When attempting to run the pywin installer, after clicking "Next" through the first three screens, I get a message that "pywin32-218.win-amd64-py2.7 has stopped working". Windows never finds a "solution" to the problem, and I cannot get the installer to run. Based on a Google search for similar problems, I have tried running the installer as an administrator, and I have tried manually setting the Python directory to be not-read-only. Nothing is working. (I can see inside the archive with 7-Zip; is it possible to manually install?)


  • Randy Goldberg

    Randy Goldberg - 2013-07-27

    Never mind. I turned off User Account Control, and it installed fine.

  • Les Ferguson

    Les Ferguson - 2013-08-31

    Is this related to the above error or should I make a new bug report?
    I installed the same versions as above, the final page of the installer stated:

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "<string>", line 408, in install

    File "<string>", line 218, in RegisterPythonwin

    WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied

    close failed in file object destructor:
    sys.excepthook is missing
    lost sys.stderr


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