This means nmake is not installed on your Windows PC. To install you need to downloading, extract, and place two files into your $PATH. Follow the couple steps below to install nmake on your PC. In my case I installed nmake on Windows XP.
- Download nmake: Visit the following link to download nmake.
- Extract nmake:Run the Nmake15.exe file which will extract two files to the directory where it is located. These files will be nmake.exe and NMAKE.ERR.
- Place nmake In PATH: Now move those two files into your path somewhere such as C:\WINDOWS\system32 or print out your path as shown below to place them in a different location.
- PATH=C:\\Perl\\site\\bin;C:\\Perl\\bin;C:\\WINDOWS\\system32;C:\\WINDOWS;C:\\WINDOWS\\System32\\Wbem;C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft SQL Server\\80\Tools\\Binn\\;C:\\Program Files\\USB Display Adapter\\;C:\\Program Files\\TortoiseSVN\\bin;C:\\bin;C:\\ruby\\bin;C:\\Program Files\\PostgreSQL\\8.3\\bin;C:\\Program Files\\Vim\\vim72;C:\\cygwin\\bin;C:\\Program Files\\GNU\\GnuPG\\pub;C:\\cygwin\\nmap;c:\\mspgcc\\bin
- Test nmake: Now type nmake from a DOS prompt and you should see output similar to the below.
- C:\>nmakeMicrosoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility Version 1.50
- Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1988-94. All rights reserved.NMAKE : fatal error U1064: MAKEFILE not found and no target specified
**NOTE** The Paths in the above article were previously incorrect because of a formatting issue. This has been resolved.