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How do I update "Python" version? (8.1, using Secunia)

  1. #1


    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1 (x64)

    How do I update "Python" version? (8.1, using Secunia)


    A Secunia review shows that I have Python 2.7.6150.103 and I need to upgrade to 2.7.8. Secunia seems to be attempting to update it...but it's been hung with "updating" status for hours.

    I don't think I need a programming language (which it seems this is), but am scared to just delete it, since it may be part of something else (though I'm not sure what).

    Any info on how to cancel Secunia's attempt at updating and manually update it another way?

    Thanks for your help!!!

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  2. #2


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    If you're not a developer then it's been installed with an application. If you can find the application and don't need it, you can always uninstall the whole thing.
    Here is a list that might include it : List of Python software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you need the application, you're better off updating it and hope it will include the latest python version.

    The official Python builds for Windows can be found at : https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-278/
    I don't really recommend installing it though, it could lead to the application relying on it crashing because of incompatibilies and such.

    About configuring Secunia, sorry but I don't use it. Still you could consult their forums, here is search for python on it : Security Forum - Secunia
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    Posts : 35
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Thanks for the response, oneeyed. I went through the wiki list, but don't have any of the listed programs. I've been digging all around on the 'net for more info. One place suggested that HP machines may be shipped with it, and I do have a HP machine. I did find a site (python.org) where it looks like I can download an upgrade, but haven't done so, as I want to find out more info about it (and do a big ol' backup before I do.
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