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This article was previously published under Q288320
When you use switches with the xcopy or xcopy32 commands in MS-DOS mode after having chosen Command Prompt Only at the boot menu, or at a command prompt while using the Windows Millennium Edition (Me) Emergency Boot Disk (EBD), you may receive the following error message
where x is the switch used, such as /H.
Invalid switch - - /x
This behavior occurs when you use an unsupported switch with the xcopy or xcopy32 command. In the scenarios that are mentioned in the "Symptoms" section in this article, these commands support only a limited subset of switches.
To resolve this behavior, use only the supported switches when Windows starts. The supported switches are listed in the "More Information" section in this article.
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For a complete listing of switches that are available for xcopy and xcopy32, refer to the following article:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/289483/EN-US/ )Switches That You Can Use with Xcopy and Xcopy32 Commands