Python cannot install version 2.7

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I am using windows 64 bit with python 32 bit, but I experience the following registry error.

The screenshot of the error is as follows:

registry error

Cannot install

Python version 2.7 required, which was not found in the registry.


Can anyone please tell me the solution to the problem, I'll be really grateful for your help.

Kindest regards.

Answered By 0 points N/A #139118

Python cannot install version 2.7


The registry issue for your Python 2.7 running in windows 64-bit can be fixed by editing the registry. You can go to Start then Run and type Regedit. Run as administrator when prompted and save a back-up image for the registry. Find the key:


Open the file menu and click on export. Make sure that the selected branch is the default option. Provide a file name where you want to store the exported file then click save. Launch an editor and open the export file then insert “Wow6432Node” folder between “SOFTWARE” and “Python”. This Wow6432Node is the registry compatibility layer used for 32-bit applications in a Windows 7 64-bit system. The lines should begin with:


Make sure to save then choose the modified exported file. You can merge the registry data from this point. Run the application afterwards to confirm if the error message is still appearing or not. 

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