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I have asked this question on SO, but they suggested, the question is better suited for Superuser.

I installed Python 2.7.9 on Windows 7. It is supposed to have pip built-in. However, during Python installation, pip setup failed. I tried to install pip using get-pip.py, but it also failed giving the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\Ali\Desktop\get-pip.py", line 17853, in <module>
main()
File "C:\Users\Ali\Desktop\get-pip.py", line 145, in main
with open(pip_zip, "wb") as fp:
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 
'c:\\users\\ali\\appdata\\local\\temp\\tmpe8llat\\pip.zip'  

I searched previous answers for similar problems. They mostly refer to running cmd as administrator, which I did, but I still get the same error.
I discovered that when I try to open any file using python in write mode 'w', it fails giving me the same error. I suppose that's why pip couldn't be installed. I tried opening files in different directories, but each time it fails. This is giving me a hard time. Can somebody help me know why python can't write files on my PC?!

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Exit all python related process and try again. pip cannot delete files which is currently using.

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  1. Ensure that you are logged in with user "ali" and have write access to the folder c:\users\ali\appdata\local\temp\tmpe8llat\
  2. Uninstall existing Python 2.7.9 files
  3. Download and reinstall 2.7.9 files
  • Thanks for your prompt answer, but I already did all of that and still continuously getting the same error! – Ali Elbehery Apr 13 '15 at 21:37
  • When you performed the install did you do it with the Ali user account or as an Administrator? – gnp210 Apr 14 '15 at 21:58
  • Ali is an administrator account. – Ali Elbehery Apr 15 '15 at 1:02
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I found that this error does not prevent the installation to be successful.

The files pip can't delete are some temporary files I believe. I usually delete them by hand from time to time.

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