Python throws the error, ‘pip’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file, when either the pip is not installed or its path is not set in environment variable.
To install pip
By default pip is packaged with Python, but if somehow it is not there, you can either run the Python installer again and check pip box –
Or download it from pypa and install. According to pip documentation –
get-pip.py from this link – https://bootstrap.pypa.io/get-pip.py
then run this below command –
To add path in environment variable
First of all, check where your python is installed. Some common locations are –
Now add the path using this command –
setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\Program Files\Python36\Scripts"
Note: After running this command, you need to close the command prompt and open again.
To install a package
py -m pip install [packagename]
These steps will resolve the issue of pip not recognized as internal or external command.