Fundamental local Git not working

For reasons beyond the scope of this discussion thread, I have found the need to install git locally on my work windows 10 computer. But from the command line, the basic commands are not recognized. For example:

git config

gets the response:

'git' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

Can anyone please offer suggestions or next steps I should try?

The suggestion would be to install it according to your operating system needs.