Python easy install on windows

Here's a quick little page with some notes of how to install python and dependent modules.  This was done on python 2.7


1. download and install python 2.7.x from  

2. install python in the default directory  c:\Python27

3. download the script from   (save this file in c:\Python27 )

4. open up a command prompt 

5. type   cd %PYTHON_PATH%

6. type   "set PYTHON_PATH=c:\Python27"

7. type  "python.exe"


Easy setup is now installed ....  to install PySerial continue the following steps

8. type  "cd Scripts"

9 type  "easy_install pyserial"


C:\Python27\Scripts>easy_install.exe pyserial
Searching for pyserial
Best match: pyserial 2.7
Processing pyserial-2.7.win32.exe
creating 'c:\users\kwatters\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ou4pyn\pyserial-2.7-py2.7-win32.egg' and adding 'c:\users\kwatters\appdata\local\temp\easy_install-ou4pyn\pyserial-2.7-py2.7-win32.egg.tmp' to it
Moving pyserial-2.7-py2.7-win32.egg to c:\python27\lib\site-packages
Adding pyserial 2.7 to easy-install.pth file
Installing script to C:\Python27\Scripts
Installing miniterm.pyc script to C:\Python27\Scripts
Installed c:\python27\lib\site-packages\pyserial-2.7-py2.7-win32.egg
Processing dependencies for pyserial
Finished processing dependencies for pyserial


Presto, you now have PySerial installed in python  (if all went well.)


start up python and you should see the following work properly

>>> import serial