It is difficult to give step-by-step instructions that work for everyone, as we don’t know the details of your system and your preferences (GUI versus command-line, site policies, etc.). As you can see from the discussion of the workaround, some people have encountered problems launching the batch file from a GUI. Some “enterprise” Windows configurations may not allow users to run arbitrary batch files downloaded from the internet.
In the long run, you will be able to work more efficiently and avoid problems that can occur when blindly following step-by-step instructions if you take some time to understand the workaround.
Some questions to help you judge your progress in understanding the workaround:
- What are environment variables in Windows?
- What is the purpose of the PATH environment variable in Windows?
- what are dynamic libraries?
- how does a Windows program find a dynamic library it needs to load?
- how do you create and run a simple batch file (the “canonical” first batch file prints
“Hello World” and is called “HelloWorld.bat” or “HelloWorld.cmd”).
- how can you make your “HelloWorld.bat” run from a command-line? Extra points for
finding more than one way to do it.