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12-10-2001, 12:21 PM
What can't I do in Windows XP that I can do now?
I'm using Win ME and would like to know if I can still(upon upgrading) access a DOS prompt in XP to run ping & tracert commands etc. Is anything else missing? Thanks in advance.

12-10-2001, 01:10 PM
You won't have access to dos mode, and some dos programs won't run in the windows (same as NT/2000)

Ping, netstat and tracert etc are native win32 programs, so they will run under winXP, is probably includes the NT version. (actually I think they are ports or old BSD versions).

With XP I think the issue is more whats included.

12-10-2001, 01:32 PM
So is there a DOS Prompt available in XP to run the ping, netstat and tracert commands? If not, how are the commands executed? (not using 3rd party software) Thanks.

12-10-2001, 05:09 PM
Actually, windowsxp has so much already people are complaining about to much 'crap' 'I don't want IE6, I don't want WMP 8, I don....'

12-10-2001, 05:14 PM
Also, how will the records of the index.dat file be deleted? I have always used the trusty command line: del c:\windows\tempor..... in DOS with Win ME, but this wont be an option with XP will it? Thanks.

12-10-2001, 05:29 PM
Wont you still be able to boot with a floppy, to get the dos prompt and delete things.

JM