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PATH Changes Require App Restart


When changing the PATH variable in
  /Control Panel/System/Advanced/Environtment Variables/
I sometimes used to restart my computer to have the changes take effect. I restarted sometimes because I noticed some applications didn't immediately know of the new system environment variables.

You only have to restart the application though.. not the computer. The application inherits the environment variables when it loads.

So for example if you change a PATH environment variable and you are currently running an instance of cmd.exe or %comspec% then you only have to close that cmd window and reopen a new instance.. then your new PATH is available to you.

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