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I am trying to install the win32com module. I know I should download the Python for Windows extension, but it does not work.

After I have installed Python for Windows and try import win32com.client, I get the following error message:

>>> import win32com.client

    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<pyshell#2>", line 1, in <module>
        import win32com.client
      File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\win32com\__init__.py", line 5, in <module>
        import win32api, sys, os

ImportError: No module named win32api

Trying to google for help on how to install win32api for Python does not help either; I am just referred to the Python for Windows extensions again.

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Did you install the right binary of Python for Windows extensions for your version of Python? For example, if you install 64-bit Python, then install the 32-bit extensions, the pure-Python modules (like win32con) will import, but the C-extension modules (like win32api) will not; if you install Python 2.6, then install the extensions for 2.7, they may import but crash later; etc. –  abarnert Jun 18 '13 at 21:00

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Check sys.path to make sure the directory where the module is installed is in there, otherwise you have to add it (google PYTHONPATH windows for some help with that.)

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Thanks for the advice. The problem turned out to be something different: for some reason there were two different Python installations in the registry, though both pointing to the same files. Re-installing it on both solved the problem. –  user2498747 Jun 19 '13 at 6:15

look for the file in your computer by searching in all your computer "win32api" once you find it put it here C:\Python26\Lib\win32com "this suppossed you already install win32com library and you will find the file I think in" C:\Python26\Lib\site-packages\win32 "After all the file should be located in those two places in your computer for your module to work that's it in fini".

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