Installing DIA on Windows 7

I am trying to install win32file in support of DIA. I have downloaded the latest version of pywin32 (I assume win32file is a component of pywin32?) when I attempt to install pywin32 from a DOS Command Window:

I get an error stating .NET Framework SDK needs to be installed. I installed the .NET framework, but I am still getting the error.

See below.

Is it a PATH problem? That is; can ‘’ not find the .NET framework? Any help on how to properly install pywin32 (win32file) will be greatly appreciated.

C:\Python24\pywin32-214>python install
Building pywin32
running install
running build
running build_py
running build_ext
error: The .NET Framework SDK needs to be installed before building extensions for Python.


You don’t need to build this - you can find a Windows EXE, but it looks like it’s been hidden within SourgeForge (probably part of an evil anti-windows conspiricy :] )

Go to this page: and download the version for 2.4 or 2.6. Both can coexist.

Did you try with the installation file in: