Change PATH Environment Variable in Windows 8

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The PATH environment variable lists all the search location for executable.

1.  Right-click on lower-left corner of desktop and bring up the admin Command Prompt …

admin command prompt

2. Type “echo %PATH%” to see the current PATH environment variable.

current path

3.  In this tutorial we are going to add the additional path “c:Ruby200devkitbin” to the PATH.

4. Bring up the Control Panel (from menu shown above) and search “environment variable”

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search environment variable

5. Click “Edit the system environment variables”

6. In the Advanced Tab, click Environment Variables button, select Path.  Click Edit and add “;C:Ruby200devkitbin” to the end.  Note the semicolon to separate paths.  Click Okay to everything.

change path variable

7.  Exit the existing command prompt and open a new command prompt.  Now when you echo the PATH variable, it should show the new path.