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XP Tablet PC Edition

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by mlk55248123, Mar 22, 2005.

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    mlk55248123 Guest

    Does this version still have the DOS command prompt and so will it read a DOS
    file from a floppy disk??

    mlk55248123, Mar 22, 2005
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    Chris H. Guest

    No, not exactly. Bill Gates "exited" from a DOS command prompt back during
    the launch of Windows XP, however there is a Command Prompt in which you can
    run some of the regular "DOS" commands. What is the purpose of what you're
    trying to do?
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    Chris H., Mar 22, 2005
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    Paul Adare Guest

    microsoft.public.windows.tabletpc news group, Chris H.
    Actually in XP there are two command interpreters, command.com and
    Paul Adare
    "On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament],
    'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures,
    will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend
    the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
    -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)
    Paul Adare, Mar 22, 2005
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    Ken Schaefer Guest

    There is a command prompt:

    Start -> Run -> Cmd

    There is no such thing as a "DOS" file. DOS used a file system called FAT.
    FAT can be read by Explorer, or the command interpreter etc, so "yes", you
    can access files on your floppy disk.


    : Does this version still have the DOS command prompt and so will it read a
    : file from a floppy disk??
    : Mike
    Ken Schaefer, Mar 22, 2005
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