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‘powershell.exe’ is not recognized as an internal or external command

That is the issue.

Which Windows version are you using ?

Is powershell available somewhere on that computer ? Check here for example %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\.

Powershell works if I run it outside of cmd.exe it’s just that it is the Powershell 7.1.0-rc.2.

It looks like it uses “pwsh.exe” instead of “powershell.exe”.

That path still exists but I’m guessing it is no longer part of the executable path. It probably got removed when the newer Powershell was installed.

sudo-prompt relies on powershell.exe being available in the PATH.

Do you see a powershell.exe file n C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 ?

Adding it back should fix the issue

I’ll try installing 7.1 to see if I get the same issue.

It still works fine here after installing

Does adding powershell.exe back in the PATH fix the issue for you ?

It gets a bit further. But now I get:

'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command,\r\noperable program or batch file.

That’s very weird. I wonder what happened to the PATH on your computer.

You should add back cmd in it. Normally it should be in C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.

I added System32 to the PATH and etcher is once again flashing.

I think this is part of the Windows Terminal/new Powershell install. I seem to recall it warned me it was going to do some re-working of paths. I could be wrong. It was a looong while ago that I installed Windows Terminal.

Same for Powershell Beta. It was a loong time ago that I started using it, I think it overrode the normal PS pathing.

Thanks again for reporting this Ray !

I’m glad it’s fixed for you.

We’ll see if we get similar reports in the future.

It was a weird one for sure but it works now. I just flashed an image and it finished with no complaints.

I also had this happen today and had to add both:


Back into the PATH using the environment variables editor… I don’t recall ever deleting anything out of PATH. Possibly a side effect of a program install? Anyway all is good now.