Paul Moore added the comment:
To be clear, Steve *is* our main Windows developer, and specifically the person
who developed the Windows installers we now use. They work perfectly for many
people, including myself, so there certainly isn't a general issue with them. I
myself routinely install Python with the new installers on Windows 7 x64
systems, so it's definitely something specific to your system.
Is your PC running a "corporate" build that might include security restrictions
or other permission limitations that might be affecting the behaviour of the
As a workaround, Python is installable using nuget, from
https://www.nuget.org/packages/python. I don't know much myself about nuget,
but basically "nuget install python" will create a local copy of Python in the
current directory that you can use without needing to be installed.
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