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 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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