Python – install pip on 64bit Windows

To install pip on Windows, you need to first install its predecessor – easy install. However, if you’re using a 64-bit distribution of  Python then the .exe installers here will give you this error when you run it:


This is due to a distutils installer compatibility issue, but all’s not lost, you just need to download the and run it, it will then download the appropriate .egg file and install it for you.

You then need to add the Scripts folder in your Python distribution, e.g. C:\Python27\Scripts to the Windows path, and open up a DOS prompt and run easy_install pip and voila!

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