Vista and autoexec.bat

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by a, Apr 5, 2007.

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    a Guest

    Can you still use autoexec.bat to say, set path etc?
     
    a, Apr 5, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    Should be able to though it is there to allow Dos apps to install without
    error. Only Set, Prompt, and Path are read, and they are read after USER
    logon for the user logging on not the machine.
     
    Guest, Apr 5, 2007
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    Mary Guest

    No. That hasn't been used since Win98. There is no dos in XP or Vista, just a
    simulated version of a command prompt.
     
    Mary, Apr 5, 2007
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    Guest Guest

    None the less Path, Prompt, and Set commands from Autoexec.bat are run after
    user login. There is a registry entry to prevent this. Existing variables
    will not be changed if present in Autoexec. And path is added to the end of
    the current path.

    Hopefully this is a MS link about it (it's a few years old)
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;100843
     
    Guest, Apr 5, 2007
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