Django code installation issues on Windows Vista
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Dear Django support staff,
I just ran into a ton of frustration over something simple while trying to follow your manual installation instructions.
You say in your description:
If you're using Windows, start a command shell with administrator privileges and run the command "python setup.py" install. This will install Django in your Python installation's "site-packages" directory.
However, this will produce an error that the command "python" is not recognized. If you go back a level in the directories and try to do it again, "python" is recognized but it cannot find the "setup.py" file.
The correct command to type in is simply "setup.py" with no "python" from the extracted django folder.
Seems simple but threw me off for hours!
I'd suggest changing this in the online installation instructions, as I had to search through a number of developer blogs all morning to figure out what I was doing wrong.