I cannot install Tensorflow RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have VS Community 2017, running on Windows 7 64 bit, (with an i7 920 and a CUDA capable card) an I want to install Tensorflow, and Python.

    With the installation of VS 2017, it was installed Anaconda3, and it let me start Pyton projects (but I cannot create a "Machine Learning" project, because apparently it is only supported on Windows 10, so I need to create a blank Pyton project).

    To install Tensorflow, I followed the instructions on Tensorflow org webpage (I cannot post links)

    I downloaded and installed CUDA and cuDNN

    I installed Python 3.6.2, but I'm not sure if it is the right thing (Do I need to install it if VS already allows creating Python projects?).

    I ran this command, on the Anaconda3 terminal, and apparently it worked fine

    Conda create -n tensorflow pip python=3.5 

    C:> activate tensorflow

    but when I run this command:

    (tensorflow)C:> pip install --ignore-installed --upgrade tensorflow-gpu

    I get this error:

    Installing collected packages: six, html5lib, markdown, numpy, werkzeug, setupto
    ols, protobuf, bleach, wheel, tensorflow-tensorboard, absl-py, tensorflow-gpu
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\basecommand.py", line 215, in main
        status = self.run(options, args)
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\commands\install.py", line 342, in run
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\req\req_set.py", line 784, in install
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\req\req_install.py", line 851, in install
        self.move_wheel_files(self.source_dir, root=root, prefix=prefix)
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\req\req_install.py", line 1064, in move_wheel_files
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\wheel.py", line 345, in move_wheel_files
        clobber(source, lib_dir, True)
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    ite-packages\pip\wheel.py", line 323, in clobber
        shutil.copyfile(srcfile, destfile)
      File "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Shared\Anaconda3_64\lib\s
    hutil.py", line 121, in copyfile
        with open(dst, 'wb') as fdst:
    PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: 'C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microso
    ft Visual Studio\\Shared\\Anaconda3_64\\Lib\\site-packages\\six.py'

    I don't know what to do.

    I found many contradictory information on Internet. Some advice to install outdated versions of Python, and they say that newer don't work.

    May you please, give me a clue?

    There is an updated guide on how to use Python+Tensorflow on Windows 7 64?

    I cannot use the projects only supported on Windows 10.

    Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:51 AM

All replies

  • Hi wiburayi,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Refer to your description, your issue is about the Tensorflow. Our forum is to discuss the Visual Studio WPF/SL Designer, Visual Studio Guidance Automation Toolkit, Developer Documentation and Help System, and Visual Studio Editor, please redirect to the Tensorflow community page: https://www.tensorflow.org/community/welcome and ask or answer technical questions about TensorFlow, use Stack Overflow. For example, ask or search Stack Overflow about a particular error message you encountered during installation.

    Meanwhile, I found the following information and hope that will helpful for your issue. To be honest, I am not familiar with Tensorflow and Python, sorry for this inconvenience.

    Windows support

    Python - PIP install trouble shooting - PermissionError: [WinError 5] Access is denied

    Best regards,


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    Thursday, February 8, 2018 5:34 AM