Vista .dll trouble

T6500 CPU
Vista Premium 32-bit (hopefully not for long)
Nvidia GeForce GT 120M

Trying to run the basic Hello World program with unsuccessful results. Callstack is as follows:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Users\Drew Barnett\Documents\Hello", line 5, in <module>
    import direct.directbase.DirectStart
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\direct\directbase\", line 3, in <module>
    from direct.showbase import ShowBase
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\direct\showbase\", line 10, in <module>
    from pandac.PandaModules import *
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\", line 1, in <module>
    from libpandaexpressModules import *
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\", line 1, in <module>
    from extension_native_helpers import *
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\", line 75, in <module>
  File "C:\Program Files\Panda3D-1.6.2\pandac\", line 73, in Dtool_PreloadDLL
    imp.load_dynamic(module, pathname)
ImportError: Module use of python25.dll conflicts with this version of Python.

Fresh install, no modifications, and here’s the code I was using:

import sys
sys.path.append('C:\\Program Files\\Panda3D-1.6.2')
sys.path.append('C:\\Program Files\\Panda3D-1.6.2\\bin')
# just to check that the sys.path.appends worked
print sys.path
import direct.directbase.DirectStart

I have both Python 2.6.3 and 3.1.1 installed, was using the 2.6.3 IDLE for this.

Should I go try and find a copy of Python 2.5, or is there something I’m missing here?

There’s a copy of Python2.5 that ships with Panda. Use that one.