Fix Python – Pip – Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using ‘”‘

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Asked By – nichoio

I installed python 3.5.1 via ampps and it’s working. However, when i try to use pip, i get the following message:

Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using '"'

I already reinstalled ampps into a path which doesn’t include any whitespaces. Note that the “python -m pip” workaround doesn’t work for me too, since i get the following message everytime i use it:

C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\python.exe: Error while finding spec for 'pip.__main__' (<class 'ImportError'>: No module named 'queue'); 'pip' is a package and cannot be directly executed

How do i get pip to work properly? I hope, there is a way to use the pip command itself without the preceding python command.

EDIT: This is what happens, if i try to run python -c "import pip.__main__":

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\site-packages\pip\compat\__init__.py", line 11, in <module>
    from logging.config import dictConfig as logging_dictConfig
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\logging\config.py", line 30, in <module>
    import logging.handlers
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\logging\handlers.py", line 28, in <module>
    import queue
ImportError: No module named 'queue'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\site-packages\pip\__init__.py", line 13, in <module>
    from pip.utils import get_installed_distributions, get_prog
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\site-packages\pip\utils\__init__.py", line 18, in <module>
    from pip.compat import console_to_str, stdlib_pkgs
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\site-packages\pip\compat\__init__.py", line 13, in <module>
    from pip.compat.dictconfig import dictConfig as logging_dictConfig
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\site-packages\pip\compat\dictconfig.py", line 22, in <module>
    import logging.handlers
  File "C:\Users\MyUserName\Desktop\Ampps\python\lib\logging\handlers.py", line 28, in <module>
    import queue
ImportError: No module named 'queue'

Now we will see solution for issue: Pip – Fatal error in launcher: Unable to create process using ‘”‘


Answer

I fixed my issue by…

  1. downloading Python 3 at the official website and installing it via express installation
  2. Copy & Paste the standalone python into the ampps/python folder and overwriting the python version provided by AMPPS
  3. running python -m pip install --upgrade pip in cmd

Now pip and python 3 are installed in their latest version.

It seems that AMPPS doesnt’t provide a full-fledged python build. So you need to update python yourself.

Thanks to y’all.

This question is answered By – nichoio

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