How to add environment variables in windows 8



Suppose if you installed an SDK (Software Development Kit) on your PC. Most of the development kit requires some changes in setting before execution of program/s when working with command prompt. once you restart your system then you need to set all settings from beginning. To overcome this problem we can add environment variables, on adding this we need not to set every time when we restart our system. In this tutorial we shall be learning how to add/set environment variables in windows 8.
Step 1:
Open control panel from metro UI screen and in control panel UI click on “More settings” .


On performing this action, control panel window will appear on your screen, as shown in below image. 


Step 2:
Now in control panel window click on the View by dropdown menu and select Large or small icons.





On performing this action, you will get a window similar to as shown in below image. In this window click on icon labeled as System.
Step 3:
On performing this action, a new window will appear on your screen, as shown in below image. In this window click on Advanced system settings link.

Step 4:
 On clicking this link, a new window will appears on your screen, as shown in below image, in this new window click on Advanced tab.


On clicking this tab, a window similar to shown in below image will appear on your screen, in this window click on Environment variable button.

Step 5:
On clicking this button, a new window will appear on your screen, as shown in below image.


Under system variable category search for Path entry and either double click on that entry or click on edit button.
Step 6:
On performing any of the action, a new window will appear on your screen. In this window enter the variable path and click on OK button.

These are the steps needed to be followed to set or add environment variables in windows 8. I hope this tutorial has helped you to set environment variable in windows 8 successfully.


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