I need to installed Python 3.6.x on Windows as part of an automated process without user-interaction. Recently Python releases provided MSI files for installation using the "msiexec" utility however there are no more MSI release files available for Python 3.6.X. Are there any alternatives?

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As you correctly stated, Python 3.6 no longer has MSI installers available.

However, the setup PE has command line switches that will let you install silently without GUI. /quiet will install with default options without showing the GUI.

See https://docs.python.org/3/using/windows.html (section 3.1.4) for a full list of options.

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    the undocumented silent /repair flag is also nice to know about, in case you wish to fix python installations that have missing files.
    – grenade
    May 8, 2019 at 8:31

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