Cannot install Python for Windows on Xp with Eval copy of Arc 9.3.1

Discussion created by analogdog on Feb 5, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2011 by analogdog
I am running into errors:

Building pywin32
running install
running build
running build_py
running build_ext
error: Python was built with Visual Studio 2003;
extensions must be built with a compiler than can generate compatible binaries.
Visual Studio 2003 was not found on this system. If you have Cygwin installed,
you can try compiling with MingW32, by passing "-c mingw32" to

I have installed from MSDN Visual Studio Ultimate 10, and the current version of Cygwin which does not seem to recognize "-c mingw32".

I am only going to Python for Windows as Esri says it is more compatible than other editors in knowing ESRIs Python tools. I have been using IDLE and Notepad++.

Thanks for your help.