Blender can't find Python 2.6.2

After some time away- I downloaded the latest Blender for Windows. I following Blender’s recommendation to download the latest Python also.
Now I am getting a message in the Command window as follows:

Compiled with Python version 2.6.2.
’ import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
Checking for installed Python… No installed Python found.
Only built-in modules are available. Some scripts may not run.
Continuing happily.

I am wondering if I should install Python to some other location in order for Blender to find it.
Also, I wonder if this “problem” is due to my Python 2.7.1 being newer than what Blender looks for?
My new Python is located in the root directory C:
There is also an older version 2.2.3 installed- I wonder if I should remove it?

Help is much appreciated

yes, the problem is your python 2.7 is to new. you have to install ptthon 2.6.X… 2.7 is a different version. the first two didgits must be the same. instal python 2.6 and it should work fine.

Yes, Python 2.6.x is what you need.
But you’ll also need to add python to your system PATH too. Here’s a page I found that shows you how:

I couldn’t find the original page on that explains the same thing but it used to be there.

Yayyyy!!! Thanks so much! Running slick as owl poop!
Also- a ‘thank you’ to loopduplicate… I appreciate your input.
What’s nice is I did not have to do anything with setting path, etc. I guess this Blender knows what do with it.
In the little CMD window it says “Looking…” then “Found!..” Cool.
I would like to remove the other Python versions if I dont need them, but for now I am happy.

Sidebar: I just realized I discovered Blender 8 years ago. I am so slow. Now I am determined to get serious and learn to import meshes to Second Life. I have a thousand ideas for things to make for sale there.

A happy Christmas wish to you all, Christians or not :slight_smile: