Autoexec.bat file

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by scooterman, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. scooterman

    scooterman Guest

    I have tried to install an old DOS based program on my Vista based computer.
    The program has installed on all previous versions of windows. All it did
    was add the same two lines to my Autoexec.bat file every time I tried to
    install it.

    How can I delete these lines from my Autoexec.bat file?

    I can go to the file, highlight the lines and delete them, but when I try to
    close out, they all reappear.
    scooterman, Jan 8, 2008
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  2. scooterman

    segfault Guest

    this is due to the security settings of vista.

    what you can do is edit the file and save your edited copy to the
    desktop or somewhere that you have permission to write to. then
    manually move this file into the location that the autoexec.bat file is
    (so that you're replacing the targeted file). it should ask you several
    times if you're sure that you want to do this, but once you get through
    it all those two lines should be deleted out of the file.

    good luck!
    segfault, May 30, 2009
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