# Windows 10 | ‘python’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

After installing python on Windows 10, I got following error.

C:\>python
'python' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

To my surprise py works fine but python does not work.

C:\>py
Python 3.6.4 (v3.6.4:d48eceb, Dec 19 2017, 06:54:40) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
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To make python works, we need to set up path. For Windows 10, python will be at following folder

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36
OR
C:\Python\Python36

Use following command to set up path


C:\>path %path%;C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python36

Once this is done, you can check the path variable using below command


C:\>echo %path%

Now let us try using python

C:\>python
Python 3.6.4 (v3.6.4:d48eceb, Dec 19 2017, 06:54:40) [MSC v.1900 64 bit (AMD64)] on win32
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