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How to setup easy_install on Windows

If one has been using python, then installing various libraries and modules is basically a breeze using easy_install utility, however for folks using windows, easy_install utility has to be setup properly before using it.

Once done lets quickly setup a PYTHON_HOME environment variable which points to the python directory which contains python exe in my case its c:/Python27, to set up environment variable right click "My Computer " select "properties", "Advanced Tab" "Environment Variables" Button, add new environment variable and call it “PYTHON_HOME” and set path to whatever is in your case, to make sure every thing is proper ,open NEW dos prompt and type echo            %PYTHON_HOME% and you should see the path you have entered.

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