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Python 2.x


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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 12/15/2014.

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.


This package installs the latest stable version of Python 2.x. It will install to Python 2.x to $env:ChocolateyBinRoot\python2, 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 python2-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 2.7.9

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

C:\> choco upgrade python2 --version 2.7.9


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    # This file should be identical for all python* packages
    $packageName = 'python2'
    $url = ''
    $url64 = ''
    $version = '2.7.9'
    $fileType = 'msi'
    $partialInstallArgs = '/passive ALLUSERS=1 TARGETDIR='
    try {
      $binRoot = Get-BinRoot
      $installPath = Join-Path $binRoot $packageName
      # The name of the installed Python version from Win32_Product
      $win32ProductName = $('^Python' + ' ' + [regex]::escape($version) + '$')
      # The Get-ProcessorBits is a misnomer. It returns the OS bitness, not the CPU bitness
      $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
      # If the OS is 64-bit and the package is not Python 32-bit specific,
      # it detects only an installed 64-bit version. This is incompatible with
      # the usage of the '-x86' parameter of Chocolatey, but I know no other
      # method to do this. Therefore I also created 32-bit specific Python packages
      # (python2-x86_32 in this case).
      if (($osBitness -eq 64) -and ($packageName -notmatch 32)) {
        $win32ProductName = $('^Python' + ' ' + [regex]::escape($version) + ' ' + '\(64-bit\)$')
      # Check if the same version and bitness of Python is already installed
      $sameVersionAlreadyInstalled = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product |
        Where-Object {$_.Name -match $win32ProductName}
      # Construct the old installation path, which is mostly C:\PythonXX,
      # where XX stands for the major and minor version digits.
      $versionMajorMinor = $version -replace '^(\d+)\.(\d+).*', '$1$2'
      $oldInstallPath = Join-Path $env:SystemDrive "Python$versionMajorMinor"
      if (Test-Path $oldInstallPath) {
        $installPath = $oldInstallPath
        Write-Host @"
    Warning: Old installation path “$oldInstallPath” detected.
    This package will continue to install $packageName there unless you uninstall
    $packageName from there and remove the “$oldInstallPath” folder. If you decide
    to do that, reinstall this package with the -force parameter and it will
    install to the Chocolatey bin root.
      $installArgs = $($partialInstallArgs + '"' + $installPath + '"')
      # Check if the same version of Python is already installed.
      # This prevents 1603 errors during the installation and an
      # unnecessary download of the Python installer.
      if ($sameVersionAlreadyInstalled) {
        Write-Host @"
    $packageName v$version is already installed. Skipping unnecessary download
    and installation. If you have installed $packageName in “$oldInstallPath”
    and you want to use the Chocolatey bin root as installation path instead,
    uninstall $packageName from the control panel, remove the “$oldInstallPath”
    folder and reinstall this package with the -force parameter.
      } else {
        # Otherwise install Python and and add the installation folder to the PATH.
        # If the package is only intended for the 32-bit version, only pass
        # the 32-bit version to the install package function.
        if ($packageName -match 32) {
          Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $installArgs $url
        } else {
          Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $installArgs $url $url64
        Install-ChocolateyPath $installPath 'Machine'
        $env:Path = "$($env:Path);$installPath"
    } catch {
      Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    # This file should be identical for all python* packages
    $packageName = 'python2'
    $is64Bit = $null
    try {
        # Generate the match object to determine which python* package it is,
        # e.g, a package for a specific major Python version or a forced 32-bit package.
        $matchObj = [Regex]::Match($packageName, '^python(\d)?([\-_]x86[\-_]32)?')
        $osBitness = Get-ProcessorBits
        # If the python package is not forced 32-bit and the system is 64-bit,
        # add "(64-bit)" to the appName regex
        if (!$matchObj.Groups[2].Value -and ($osBitness -eq 64)) {
            $is64Bit = '\(64-bit\)'
        # Construct the appName regex and check if the matched Python is installed
        $appRegex = $('^Python ' + $matchObj.Groups[1] + '[\d\.]+\s?' + $is64Bit + '$')
        $app = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Where-Object {$_.Name -match $appRegex}
        # If the matched Python is installed, uninstall it, else give a message
        if ($app) {
            $msiArgs = $('/x' + $app.IdentifyingNumber + ' /q REBOOT=ReallySuppress')
            Write-Host "Uninstalling $packageName from system using msiexec …"
            Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin $msiArgs 'msiexec'
            Write-ChocolateySuccess $packageName
        } else {
            Write-Host "$packageName is not installed on the system. Nothing to do."
    } catch {
        Write-ChocolateyFailure $packageName $($_.Exception.Message)

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Python Software Foundation


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Python 2.x 2.7.15 599647 Tuesday, May 1, 2018 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.14 142594 Sunday, September 17, 2017 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.13 165027 Sunday, December 18, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 9565 Wednesday, November 23, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 1898 Monday, November 21, 2016 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.11 50832 Saturday, December 5, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.10 24498 Sunday, May 24, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2050 Friday, May 1, 2015 approved
Python 2.x 2.7.9 8406 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 approved
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