On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 4:01 PM Infodorado <infodorado@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Okay, last one I hope... for now anyway....

I just downloaded the most recent Python, 3.10.0.

Wow, early adopter.

But there lingers in the Start menu a previous version, 3.9 from a long
time agone...

We have different ideas about what "a long time" is. 3.9 is only about
12 months old, and will be supported for another 4 years. Also, 3.9
was only recently made available for IBM i.

I'd like to delete that old one as a get going. What's the best way to
do that?

(I can't even remember when I last used Windows to uninstall something)

Just open the Control Panel. There's a heading called "Programs" and
even a direct link to "Uninstall a program".

But it's usually harmless and sometimes beneficial to keep around
older versions. They don't interfere with each other, and if something
doesn't work with the newest version, it's easy to revert to a
previous one. You can use a shebang line to specify a particular
version in Windows as you would in Linux, and I actually think the
Windows Python launcher (the `py` command) is better than what a
typical Linux provides.

John Y.

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