I tried to install python on xp, however pythonw.exe would not initialize. I think there is a registry setting conflict with either, lua or mediamall (which uses lua heavily).

Possibly, it could be another issue. It also makes me wonder if Python could be a security risk.

I have always wondered if python could do everything autoit or ahk can do.

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What is the error that comes out of your pythonw.exe? Try runnning it in a cmd window to see if you have any errors.

If you execute python.exe, it comes up with the black console window.
If you execute pythonw.exe, nothing will show. It is used for GUI programs where the black console window would interfere.

Actually, if you use one of the many IDE (like IDLE), to run your code, then you don't have to worry about this.

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