This article covers different methods to resolve PiP is not recognized as an internal or external command.
Basically, the error, "PiP is not recognized as an internal or external command" happens when we try to install Python packages via a Command Prompt window.
PiP is a recursive acronym for "Pip Installs Packages".
It's essentially a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. Most users make use of PiP to install and manage Python packages found in the Python Package Index.
To add PIP to the PATH environment variable using the Windows GUI:
1. Press Windows key + R to open up a Run dialog box. Then, type "sysdm.cpl" and press Enter to open up the System Properties screen.
2. Inside the System Properties screen, go to the Advanced tab, then click on Environment Variables.
3. In the Environment Variables screen, go to System variables and click on Path to select it. Then with the Path selected, click the Edit… button.
4. In the Edit environment variable screen, click on New and add the path where the PiP installation is located. For Python 3.4, the default location is C:\Python34\Scripts.
5. Once the path is added, open a fresh CMD window and try to install a python package that comes with PiP.
You should no longer see the "pip is not recognized as an internal or external command" error.