How to Fix "'pip' is not recognized as an internal or external command"?
If your computer is displaying the error "'pip' is not recognized as an internal or external command", it means that the Python package manager (pip) is not properly installed or its path is not set correctly. You can fix it by following these steps:
Check if Python and pip are installed: Open the command prompt on your computer and type "python --version" to check if Python is installed. If it is installed, you should see a version number displayed. Type "pip --version" to check if pip is installed. If it is installed, you should see a version number displayed.
Add Python and pip to the system's PATH variable: If you have installed Python and pip but they are not in your system's PATH variable, you need to add them. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu, type "environment variables" and click on "Edit the system environment variables".
- Click on the "Environment Variables" button at the bottom right.
- In the "System Variables" section, scroll down and find the "Path" variable.
- Click on "Edit" and add the path to the Python and pip executables. The path usually looks like "C:\PythonXX\Scripts" and "C:\PythonXX"
Restart the command prompt: Close the command prompt and open it again. Try running "pip" and see if the error has been resolved.
Reinstall Python and pip: If the above steps didn't work, you can try reinstalling Python and pip. Make sure to download the latest versions from the official websites and follow the installation instructions carefully.
These steps should help you resolve the "'pip' is not recognized as an internal or external command" error and start using pip for managing Python packages.