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This is not the latest version of Python 2.x available.

Python 2.x


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/10/2017.

Python 2.x is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python 2.x and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

Package Parameters

  • /InstallDir - Installation directory

These parameters can be passed to the installer with the user of --params.
For example: --params '"/InstallDir:C:\tools\python2"'


  • This package installs the latest stable version of Python 2.x. It will install to Python 2.x to $env:ChocolateyBinRoot\{{PackageName}}, but only if Python 2.x is not already installed where the installer puts it by default, which is $env:SystemDrive\PythonXX (XX stands for the major/minor version digits).
  • This package is not intended to use with Chocolatey's -x86 parameter. If you want a 32-bit Python 2.x on 64-bit systems, install the {{PackageName}}-x86_32 package instead. You can also install both packages. In this case you must manually adapt your PATH environment variable so that it picks the Python 2.x version that you want when invoking python.exe.

To install Python 2.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install python2 --version 2.4.4

To upgrade Python 2.x, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade python2 --version 2.4.4


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # This file should be identical for all python* packages
    $installDir  = '{0}\Python{1}' -f $Env:SystemDrive, ($Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion -replace '\.').Substring(0,2)
    if ($Env:ChocolateyPackageParameters -match '/InstallDir:\s*(.+)') {
        $installDir = $Matches[1]
        if ($installDir.StartsWith("'") -or $installDir.StartsWith('"')){  $installDir = $installDir -replace '^.|.$' }
    $installArgs  = '/qn /norestart ALLUSERS=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL TargetDir="{0}"' -f $installDir
    $params = @{
      packageName    = 'python2'
      fileType       = 'msi'
      silentArgs     = $installArgs
      url            = ''
      url64Bit       = ''
      checksum       = '93efed0587db9d9930199e02a458612de7240ea78423462fcdba84f262e12699'
      checksum64     = '93efed0587db9d9930199e02a458612de7240ea78423462fcdba84f262e12699'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @params
    Write-Host "Installed to '$installDir'"
    if (($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $null) -and ($Env:PYTHONHOME -ne $InstallDir)) {
       Write-Warning "Environment variable PYTHONHOME points to different version: $Env:PYTHONHOME"
    Write-Host "Adding $installDir to PATH if needed"
    Install-ChocolateyPath $installDir 'Machine'

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Python Software Foundation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Python 2.x 2.7.15 603067 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.14 142601 Sunday, September 17, 2017 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.13 165041 Sunday, December 18, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 9566 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 1899 Monday, November 21, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.11 50834 Saturday, December 5, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.10 24507 Sunday, May 24, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2051 Friday, May 1, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.9 8414 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 approved
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