Windows Tricks & Hacks

IP Config is not recognized as an internal or external command

If the ipconfig is not working, then it is due to path variable missing in your computer.

Follow the  below steps to fix the issue.

  1. In windows search  bar, Search  with keyword Environment variables  you can find  “Edit the system Environment variables”,Click on it and then one popup window will open, In that Click  on ‘Environmental Variables’ at the bottom of the screen. Check for  ‘Path’  in the list and edit that and add below line .



  2.  Open the Start-Menu Right click on ‘Computer’ and click ‘Properties’  and Click ‘Advanced System Settings’ on the left hand side then Click ‘Environmental Variables’ at the bottom of the screen  and Check for  Path in the list.

a) Click  on Edit and go to the end of the text box and enter the the following  command   ;%systemroot%\system32

b)Or else  click  on “new” button  In the next window, and enter the variable name as   Path  and Enter the variable path as   ;%systemroot%\system32.

Click  on ok button and close the windows.

Now open  the new command prompt and check with command ipconfig.

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