Updating the path environment variable vista
To change System variables, you need non-restricted access to your machine (i.e. Click that, and under System variables, edit the Path one.
I know this because no matter which workaround I tried in this post, nothing actually worked.
For example for Apache service this works without any problems.
To change service account open console, select service, click service properties and on second tab enter logon credentials for a user.
Users can run an executable from windows command prompt either by giving the absolute path of the file or just by the executable file name. User path The values of these variables can be checked in system properties( Run from Run or computer properties).
In the latter case, Windows searches for the executable in a list of folders which is configured in environment variables. Initially user specific path environment variable will be empty.