error while installing pyautoit

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:\Users\Shashi>pip install pyautoit
Collecting pyautoit
  Using cached https://files.pythonhosted.org/packages/21/19/561e8371404d77f7b0ec34d4c45e2d99f8eb48f5bbb7c88d222773dfdd70/PyAutoIt-0.4.zip
    Complete output from command python setup.py egg_info:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
      File "C:\Users\Shashi\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-hfehczcm\pyautoit\setup.py", line 9, in <module>
        import autoit
      File "C:\Users\Shashi\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-hfehczcm\pyautoit\autoit\__init__.py", line 6, in <module>
        from .autoit import options, properties, commands
      File "C:\Users\Shashi\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-hfehczcm\pyautoit\autoit\autoit.py", line 28, in <module>
        AUTO_IT = ctypes.windll.LoadLibrary(dll_path)
      File "c:\users\shashi\appdata\local\programs\python\python36\lib\ctypes\__init__.py", line 426, in LoadLibrary
        return self._dlltype(name)
      File "c:\users\shashi\appdata\local\programs\python\python36\lib\ctypes\__init__.py", line 348, in __init__
        self._handle = _dlopen(self._name, mode)
    OSError: [WinError 193] %1 is not a valid Win32 application

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Command "python setup.py egg_info" failed with error code 1 in C:\Users\Shashi\AppData\Local\Temp\pip-install-hfehczcm\pyautoit\
Jan 26, 2019 in Python by reddy

retagged Jan 27, 2019 by Omkar 894 views

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Hi @reddy! 

According to the Python Documentation, Error code 1 means that the operation you are trying to do is not permitted. Looking at your error log, it seems like the problem is with your setuptools (possibly it is not installed or is out-of-date). To solve this error, run the following command:

pip install --upgrade setuptools

This should solve the error.   

answered Jan 27, 2019 by Omkar
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