This is a blog post copied from John's Website - please feel free to join him there and post comments. He has set up openid, so you can post there with your livejournal account using your openid, which is the same as your journal url minus the http://. You can find this entry at http://www.jcfiala.net/blog/2011/09/25/python-notes.
Trying to install py.test in order to get stuff tested in trying to convert Byakhee over to python, and to do that a few links were useful.
1) http://stackoverflow.com/q/4750806/9143 told me the basics for installing pip, which is needed to install py.test.
However, that lead to other problems, because the Windows 7 64 bit doesn't register the program the way that the easy_install installer thinks it should.
2) http://tech.valgog.com/2010/01/after-installing-64-bit-windows-7-at.html contains instructions on getting Python installed properly. All I had to do was to copy the python script into a file (which I named register_python.py) and run it.
Step 2 let me install the easy_install installer from step 1, which let me install pip. And now, that let me install py.test.