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How to install Kivy?

I want to use python in developing android apps so I decided to begin learning kivy for that purpose but I have a problem in installing it, I have seen many videos and followed the instructions that are written in many websites but I failed in installing it, I don't know where is the problem!! can any one help me please?!

27th Dec 2017, 11:32 PM
Esraa Mostfa
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I am not an expert on Windows issues as I primarily use Linux distros. So take what I suggest beyond this point with caution. Now with that said I do have a lot of troubleshooting experience, hence all the questions. And preliminary look at your issue, I would ask if you are using a MSVC compiler. There's an ongoing issue with later versions of Python and windows https://kivy.org/docs/installation/installation-windows.html
28th Dec 2017, 4:50 PM
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I would download it manually and see what happens then https://kivy.org/#download
28th Dec 2017, 1:20 PM
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And lastly what's the Python version?
28th Dec 2017, 4:05 PM
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Quote from the link I posted: "For Python < 3.5 we use the MinGW compiler. However, for Python 3.5+ on Windows we currently only support the MSVC compiler because of the following Python issue 4709 about MinGW. Generally this should make no difference when using precompiled wheels."
28th Dec 2017, 5:18 PM
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The site said permission denied or are you still using your terminal to download it?
28th Dec 2017, 2:54 PM
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That wasn't what I asked... where are you getting the error? On the site itself?
28th Dec 2017, 3:26 PM
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Which Linux distro is this? and what version of Kivy are you trying to install?
28th Dec 2017, 3:33 PM
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Oh, then I take it you are using a Python IDE?
28th Dec 2017, 3:38 PM
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What have you tried and what errors are you encountering?
28th Dec 2017, 3:06 AM
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Ok, I get it. I should use MSVC. I will try it.
28th Dec 2017, 5:41 PM
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I copy in the command prompt this commands: python -m pip install --upgrade pip wheel setuptools python -m pip install docutils pygments pypiwin32 kivy.deps.sdl2 kivy.deps.glew python -m pip install kivy.deps.gstreamer --extra-index-url https://kivy.org/downloads/packages/simple/ python -m pip install kivy after every step it give me permissionError, and tell me that access is denied.
28th Dec 2017, 1:16 PM
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I tried the instructions on kivy.org and it gave me the same error.
28th Dec 2017, 1:34 PM
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Python 3.6.3
28th Dec 2017, 4:36 PM
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so should I try with older versions?
28th Dec 2017, 5:03 PM
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permissionError, Access is denied.
28th Dec 2017, 3:24 PM
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No, on command prompt.
28th Dec 2017, 3:27 PM
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it isn't linux, it's Windows 7. kivy virsion is 1.10.0
28th Dec 2017, 3:37 PM
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do you mean what I use for coding in python? I write the code on sublime and run it using command prompt.
28th Dec 2017, 3:59 PM
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