Fix Python – How do I install PyCrypto on Windows?

I’ve read every other google source and SO thread, with nothing working.
Python 2.7.3 32bit installed on Windows 7 64bit. Download, extracting, and then trying to install PyCrypto results in “Unable to find vcvarsall.bat”.
So I install MinGW and tack that on the install line as the compiler of choice. But then I get the error “RuntimeError: chmod ….

Fix Python – ImportError: No module named Crypto.Cipher

When I try to run (Python 3.3, PyCrypto 2.6) my virtualenv keeps returning the error listed above. My import statement is just from Crypto.Cipher import AES. I looked for duplicates and you might say that there are some, but I tried the solutions (although most are not even solutions) and nothing worked.
You can see what the files are like ….

Fix Python – Encrypt & Decrypt using PyCrypto AES 256

I’m trying to build two functions using PyCrypto that accept two parameters: the message and the key, and then encrypt/decrypt the message.
I found several links on the web to help me out, but each one of them has flaws:
This one at codekoala uses os.urandom, which is discouraged by PyCrypto.
Moreover, the key I give to the function is not guarant….