XP’s Command Prompt retains old environment variables settings

The following post is courtesy of the IMMWITWIGIOTSS Society to save your brain while it’s still pressing Snooze at home.
Logic would dictate if you update the PATH environment variable then you’d hope the next command you uttered from the command prompt window would use this updated information. You can keep typing ‘echo %PATH%’ till the cows come home but your settings won’t appear to have changed.
Just close the window, open up a new command prompt and save your brain cells.
Yes, we tripped over this this morning, but it was BC.