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    Question Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    I am wanting to run Python (came with openOffice) using CMD (see attached jpg).

    However the Environment variables don't seem to work (as you can see from the attached).

    NOTE Python is obviously installed

    What I have tried:
    I have tried setting environment variables with and without quotes (as there is a SPACE in the path name).
    Why doesn't it recognize the path?

    Thanks in advance

    My system:
    W10 Home (fully updated)
    Python 2.7 (NOTE I Want the OLD version of Python!)
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    Enterprise IT Consultant chiefnz's Avatar
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    Default Re: Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    I would uninstall the Open Office packaged Python and then download and install the standalone Python platform... this will give you the same thing...

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    Default Re: Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    You need to put the Python directory in the PATH variable.

    But I'd recommend you install the standalone one anyway, since that will allow you to add to the python libraries, plus it will give you the option of adding the executable to the system path.

    If you decided (and if it was even possible) to install one of the many useful python libraries to your existing installation, any update to OpenOffice would possibly wipe them out.

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    Default Re: Setting Environment variables (Paths)

    if you have installed a newer version or version other than what's installed ATM you ll need to adjust the path in the Environment Variable, each version has its own path ie 2.7xx, etc
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