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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,310
United States Rank #21,225
Reach 0.0068%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 173.10 days
754.35 days >
Average installed length: 396.35 days


2.2.1 100.00%

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Python 2.2.1

What is Python?

Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language whose design philosophy emphasizes code readability. Python supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative and functional programming styles. It features a fully dynamic type system and automatic memory management, similar to that of Scheme, Ruby, Perl and Tcl. Like other dynamic languages, Python is often used as a scripting language, but is also used in a wide range of non-scripting contexts. Using third-party tools, Python code can be packaged into standalone executable programs.


The primary executable is named python.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,940,324 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.python.org
Installation folder: C:\python22
Uninstaller: C:\Python22\UNWISE.EXE C:\Python22\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Python 2.2.1

Program executable:python.exe
Additional files:
  • pythonw.exe
  • w9xpopen.exe

How do I remove Python?

You can uninstall Python from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Python 2.2.1, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Python.

Win XP 74%
Win 10 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 79.26%
Windows 7 17.04%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows 10 0.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 81.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.24%
Windows 7 Professional 3.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.36%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.09%
  France 10.78%
  United Kingdom 8.38%
  Italy 4.79%
  Canada 3.59%
  Sweden 2.99%
  Spain 2.99%
  Netherlands 2.99%
  Switzerland 1.20%
  Finland 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Portugal 1.20%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Mexico 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 53.33%
Intel 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 9.52%
Dell 5.71%
Acer 2.86%
ASUS 1.90%
Toshiba 1.90%
Lenovo 1.90%
Medion 0.95%
Gateway 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion 061 PG160AA-A... 1.98%
HP Pavilion 061 PP132AA-A... 1.98%
HP Pavilion 061 PU005AV-A... 0.99%
HP Pavilion 061 PS347AA-B... 0.99%
HP Pavilion 061 PS345AA-B... 0.99%
HP Pavilion 061 PS294AA-A... 0.99%

About Python Software Foundation

The Python Software Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the Python programming language.
Publisher URL: www.python.org/psf


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