Installing Python 2.7.9 on Windows

About this task

You must install Python 2.7.9 or higher (but lower than Python 3) to run the Guardium Application Framework SDK on the Windows operating system.


  1. Download the latest Python 2 (64-bit) installer from Python downloads for Windows, usually named Windows x86-64 MSI installer. The SDK does not support the 32-bit Python interpreter.
  2. Install Python 2:
    1. Installation path: Install to a path without spaces, otherwise the Python installer does not install its Scripts folder, for example C:\Program Files\Python27.
    2. What to install: Scroll down and check to install the environment variable. This ensures that the python command is recognized.
  3. Check Python was installed correctly, by opening a command prompt and typing python
    The output for this command should state that the Python version is 2.7.9 or above, and that the version has 64-bit. For example:
    Python 2.7.9 (v2.7.9:84471935ed, Sep 16 2017, 20:25:58) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
  4. Exit the Python interpreter by entering Ctrl+Z.