Windows xp updating path

Click "OK" to close "Environment Variables" and "OK" again to close "System Properties" and finish the process.

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A new window appears titled "Environment Variables" showing a list of entries across two sections, some with commands, others with system, program or file paths.

This is where the Python Path will eventually display once added.

This is done through the inclusion of a "System Variable", commonly called the "Python Path".

Essentially the variable is a collection file locations, details to different key components and modules of the API, for example a typical Python Path might appear similar to the following when the Python API has been installed to "C:\Python22\"; Design note: the actual path will vary depending upon Python installation location and whether any version numbers are used - typically because more than one iteration of the software might be in place.

From the "System variables" section of "Environment Variables" click "New" to create a new entry In both text input fields, "Variable name:" and "Variable value:" add the appropriate data (type or copy/paste) - "Python Path" and the installation relative file and module paths details Once the variable name and value have been added, to save the information just click "OK".

This will close the "New System Variable" dialogue and return back to "Environment Variables" displaying the new addition in the lower "System variables" preview pane.

In other words, whilst path structures are the same, version references are not - "Python27", "Python32" and so on, instead of "Python22" as exampled below.

As briefly mentioned in the introduction to fix Blender not being able to find Python a 'path' reference needs to be added to Windows so the application and other programs can then find the Python API installation.

The "New System Variable" dialogue box will appear showing two empty text input fields; "Variable name:" and "Variable value:".

In "Variable name:" type (all one word, no spaces, not specifically case-sensitive); Design note: the path used will differ from the above for two reasons; 1) the version of Python installed differs, meaning path references may read as "PYTHON35" or just "PYTHON" and so on, depending upon the location of installation (rather than it being "PYTHON22" as shown - the number typically correlates to the Python API version where more than one iteration is installed).

Design note: accessing "System Properties" requires a 'User' account (the account used to log into the computer after booting) with 'Administrative Privileges' - indicated by the shield icon - without the appropriate rights, clicking "Advanced system settings" will result in a warning and blocked or password protected access.

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