Windows ENV Fix¶
A common error is:
'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
'pip' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
Luckily for you, this error is easy to solve!
Windows defines commands in something called “environment variables”, if a program isn’t here, Windows doesn’t understand what you mean.
How to solve this:¶
If you install python, it can automatically set the correct environment variables. However, if you didn’t enable this feature, you need to do it manually.
How to set them manually:¶
Step 1] Press the WindowsKey + Pause/Break (Or right click on “This PC” and select properties)
Step 2] Click on “Advanced system settings”, a new window will appear. Now click “Environment Variables”
Step 3] Another window will pop up, now find “Path” and click “Edit...”, then another window will pop up.
Step 4] Hit “New” and enter “C:\Python27”, hit “New” again and now enter “C:\Python27\Scripts”
Step 5] Close all windows by pressing “OK” and restart the command prompt, now everything should be working fine!