Managing environment variables on Windows is easy and can be accomplished in a few steps. Environment variables are key-value pairs that are used to configure the software environment and can be a requirement for installing certain applications, such as Java on your PC or Raspberry Pi. To manage your computer’s environment variables, follow these instructions.


Environment Variables on Windows


● Step 1:  Click on Start and search for “env”, and select “Edit the system environment variables”

● Step 2: Click the “Environment Variables” button.

● Step 3:  Now, you can set the environment variables as required.  

– The New button adds a new variable.

– The Edit button allows you to modify the selected variable.

– The Delete button lets you delete the selected variable.

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● Step 4: Choose “OK” in all dialog boxes that pop up. Your changes are now saved

To test if the environment variables have been modified,

● Step 1: Press the Windows + S keys and type “PowerShell.”

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● Step 2: Right-click “Windows PowerShell” > Select “Run as administrator.”

● In a new PowerShell window, type: $env: PATH


This shows if your environment variables have been modified correctly.


The Environment Variables are necessary that are used by the system to configure different software environments, the engineer can set up the environment by following the above steps.

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