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Installation under Windows XP Professional

asked 2014-05-04 10:51:48 -0500

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Today I have reinstalled SimpleCV on Windows XP Professional SP3 using SimpleCV-1.3.msi.

Before install I removed all precedent files and maintain default paths (C:\Python27, C:\SimpleCV1.3).

During installation I see an error Running_Cython-0.20.1\ .. warning: no files found '.pyx' under directory 'Cython\Debugger\Tests' warning: no files found '.pxd' under directory 'Cython\Debugger\Tests' warning: no files found '.h' under directory 'Cython\Debugger\Tests' warning: no files found '.pyx' under directory 'Cython\Utility' error: Setup script exit with error: unable to find vcvarsall.bat

At the end of installation it is not possible to start from Python shell:

Python 2.7.3 (default, Apr 10 2012, 23:31:26) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.

from SimpleCV import Shell

Traceback (most recent call last): File "<pyshell#0&gt;", line="" 1,="" in="" <module=""> from SimpleCV import Shell File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\SimpleCV_init_.py", line 3, in <module> from SimpleCV.base import * File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\SimpleCV\base.py", line 59, in <module> raise ImportError("Cannot load OpenCV library which is required by SimpleCV") ImportError: Cannot load OpenCV library which is required by SimpleCV

In the C:\SimpleCV1.3 (1.45 G - 3284 file, 573 folders) I found only the files folder without any file. Where is simplecv.bat?

Thanks in advance

Roberto Ellero

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answered 2014-05-05 03:48:40 -0500

Important Information

Before the install/reinstallation of Windows XP, I highly recommend that you download Service Pack 3 “for multiple computers” and burn it onto a CD. The download is approximately 316.4MB. If you choose not to do this step, your system could become infected with a virus or worm exploiting the vulnerabilities that Service Pack 3 fixes. I also recommend that you do NOT have your system connected to the Internet until after the installation of Service Pack 3. This means that you cannot activate your XP installation during setup, but you can accomplish that task following a reboot after Service Pack 3 is installed. 1) Shall we begin?

After configuring the system for booting from a CD, the Windows Setup screen appears.

At this point, Setup is loading the driver files it needs to continue with installation.

2) Welcome to Setup:

The “Welcome to Setup” screen appears with the option of Continuing Setup, Repair a previous installation, or Quitting.

Press ENTER to Continue Setup.

You may also choose R to Repair, or F3 to Quit and reboot the system.

3) Windows XP Licensing Agreement:

The “Windows XP Licensing Agreement” screen, otherwise known as “EULA,” displays the legal in’s and out’s of this particular software package.

You may press F8 to signify that you agree with the terms, hit ESC if you do not agree and PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN to scroll through each screen. Note: If you do not agree to the terms, setup will quit and reboot the system.

4) Hard drive partition information:

Hard drive partition information is now displayed. This varies with each systems hardware configuration.

This example already has a partition defined. I will choose not to use this and create a new one by pressing D. You may skip this and the next few steps if you do not have any partitions defined.

At this point, the options include pressing ENTER to Install on the selected partition, D to Delete the selected partition, or F3 to Quit and reboot the system.

5) Warning screen:

After pressing D to delete the selected partition, a warning screen appears explaining the pitfalls of deleting it. This particular screen only appears when the partition selected to be deleted is formatted as a bootable system partition. Other partitions will display the next screen.

I want this to happen, so I press ENTER to continue.

The options include pressing ENTER to continue, or ESC to Cancel.

6) Confirmation screen:

A confirmation screen that displays the logical drive, what file system the partition is currently using, the size in MB and controller information.

Options include L to Delete the partition and ESC to Cancel the action.

7) No partitions have been previously defined:

If no partitions have been previously defined, this screen will be displayed. You may section your hard drive in as many partitions as you wish by selecting C to Create a Partition and then entering in a value less then the total available ... (more)

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