Windows 7 Howto Set/Edit the Environment Variables Easy Visual-Guide

July 25th, 2012 by Regaz



This Tip Show One of the Most Mysterious and Intimidating Step Involved in Windows Software Installation for the Newbies: Set an Environment Variable.

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Baby At Windows
  1. Start > Computer > Right-Click PropertiesWindows System Properties
  2. Click on Advanced System SettingsWindows Advanced System Settings
  3. Click on Environment VariablesWindows Environment Variables
  4. Set/Create/Edit Environment Variables

    Windows Environment Variables

    1. On Up Window: User Variables
      • New User Variable

        Click on New

        Windows Environment Variables

        In this Example the Set-Up for the Java-JDK7 Home Variable for the User.

      • Edit User Variable

        Click on Edit

    2. On Down Window: System Variables
      • New System Variable

        Click on New

      • Edit System Variable

        Click on Edit

  5. To Reuse a Variable inside Another Definition:

    Surround it By % Percent Signs

    Windows Reuse Environment Variable

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