Resolving Python Error:  FIX LINK: fatal error LNK1158: cannot run ‘rc.exe’

  1. Add this to your PATH environment variables: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\bin\x86
  2. Copy these files:

                rc.exe
                rcdll.dll
     From C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\bin\x86
     To  C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 11.0\VC\bin