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I have downgraded my version of Python from 2.7.9 to 2.7.4 for compatibility with a legacy piece of software. On Windows 7 x64 computer. I removed Python 2.7.9 and then installed 2.7.4 into the C:\Python27 directory.

In command prompt

C:\Users\mem48>python
Python 2.7.9 (default, Dec 10 2014, 12:24:55) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win
32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>

I have checked my path variable and it points to C:\Python27and even explicitly calling the python.exe give the same result

C:\Users\mem48>C:\Python27\python.exe
Python 2.7.9 (default, Dec 10 2014, 12:24:55) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win
32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>

The C:\Python27\README.txt states that it is version 2.7.4, and I have combed my system to check that I don't have version 2.7.9 installed anywhere else.

I have also tried uninstalling python and reinstalling 2.7.4 with no effect.

What is causing the 2.7.9 version to run and where is it coming from?

  • You have manually deleted python.exe and replaced it from the 2.7.4 ?archive – Ramhound Feb 11 '15 at 18:24
  • No I unistalled it using Add/Remove Programs – falcs Feb 11 '15 at 18:27
  • in a command prompt, type where python and hit enter. what does it say? – Keltari Feb 11 '15 at 18:28
  • C:\Python27\python.exe – falcs Feb 11 '15 at 18:31
  • I suggest you try my method. – Ramhound Feb 11 '15 at 18:38

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