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Python installer hangs in Windows 7

On Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:16:24 AM UTC+1, Jean-Claude Roy wrote:
> ? I am trying to install Python 3.6.0 on a Windows 7 computer.
> The download of 29.1 MB is successful and I get the nextwindow.? I?choose the "install now" selection and thatopens the Setup Program window.
> Now the trouble starts:I get "Installing:" and the Initialization progress...and nothing else.
> There is no additional disk activity, no progress on initialization, andeverything appears dead.? Even after 20 minutes there is zero progress.
> I've repeated this as both a user and the administrator of this Windowscomputer.? I get the same results in either case.
> If I go to the task manager it shows that Python 3.6.0 (32-bit) setup is running.? If I try to end the task Iget the message that the program is not responding.
> Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get past this?
> Thank you.

Disabling/enabling options had no effect for me. In the end I simply had to wait for something like 5 minutes, perhaps even longer, but then it continued to install normally. Seems there's something happening at the initialization stage, as if it is waiting for a time-out...