Cannot Find Vcvarsall

03 May 2014

If you’re a windows user, and you like python, and pip and/or easy_install, you’ve probably run into this error more than once:

error: Unable to find vcvarsall.bat

Stackoverflows has many solutions, ranging from confusing to Don’t use pip, and for the insane, regedit.

Here’s a low-tech, easy-fix solution: Copy vcvarsall.bat and put it in your directory. Takes 30 seconds.