autoexec.bat

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How to run autoexec.bat & config.sys files in winXP sp2. how to run sysedit
in run window or the edit command in dos prompt.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Tue, 19 Oct 2004 12:54:16 +0530, SVC wrote:

    > How to run autoexec.bat & config.sys files in winXP sp2. how to run sysedit
    > in run window or the edit command in dos prompt.

    The autoexec.bat and config.sys files exist in XP for backwards
    compatibility only (installations). They are not used by the operating
    system.

    Sysedit is still present but is not of much use as most of the system's INI
    settings are no longer handled through these files. They are present only
    for the benefit of older programs that depend on their existence. Tread
    cautiously before making changes to the INI files.

    The edit command is still functional in XP's emulated environments (cmd.exe
    and command.com). Use Start> Run> CMD to bring up a command prompt window
    and type edit /? to see the list of available switches and operands. The
    same list will come up in a command.com window. NOTE: XP's command.com is
    *not* the same as the one in Win9x.

    No mention in your post of what you're trying to accomplish. There is
    information in Help and Support about using XP's command
    interpreters/emulators. May also want to look at the information it
    contains about running older programs using the "compatibility wizard." The
    following articles should be informative as well:

    Troubleshooting 16-Bit Windows Applications
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=103656 and a very similar
    article: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314495

    Also:
    Troubleshooting MS-DOS-based programs in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314106
    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    SVC rambled on in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:

    > How to run autoexec.bat & config.sys files in winXP sp2. how to run sysedit
    > in run window or the edit command in dos prompt.
    >
    >

    C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt
    C:\Windows\System32\Config.nt
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