Trying to install py.test in order to get stuff tested in trying to convert Byakhee over to python, and to do that a few links were useful.
1) http://stackoverflow.com/q/4750806/9143 told me the basics for installing pip, which is needed to install py.test.
However, that lead to other problems, because the Windows 7 64 bit doesn't register the program the way that the easy_install installer thinks it should.
2) http://tech.valgog.com/2010/01/after-installing-64-bit-windows-7-at.html contains instructions on getting Python installed properly. All I had to do was to copy the python script into a file (which I named register_python.py) and run it.
Step 2 let me install the easy_install installer from step 1, which let me install pip. And now, that let me install py.test.