4.3 Alternate installation: Windows

Since Windows has no conception of a user's home directory, and since the standard Python installation under Windows is simpler than that under Unix, there's no point in having separate --prefix and --home options. Just use the --prefix option to specify a base directory, e.g.

python setup.py install --prefix="\Temp\Python"
to install modules to the \Temp directory on the current drive.

The installation base is defined by the --prefix option; the --exec-prefix option is not supported under Windows. Files are installed as follows:
Type of file  Installation Directory  Override option 
pure module distribution prefix --install-purelib
non-pure module distribution prefix --install-platlib
scripts prefix\Scripts --install-scripts
data prefix\Data --install-data

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