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How to Modify the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat Files

This article was previously published under Q232558
SUMMARY
This article describes how to Modify the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files in Windows 95 and Windows 98.
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You can modify the Config.sys and Autoexec.bat files by using the System Configuration Editor tool (Sysedit.exe) or in MS-DOS mode. To do this, view the steps in one of the following sections.

System Configuration Editor Tool

To modify the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files in Windows 95 and Windows 98:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. On the Window menu, click either C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT or C:\CONFIG.SYS, depending on the file that you want to modify.
  3. After you make the changes to the file, click Save on the File menu, and then click Exit on the File menu.
  4. You must restart your computer before the changes to the Autoexec.bat or Config.sys files take effect.

MS-DOS Mode

To modify the Autoexec.bat and Config.sys files in MS-DOS mode:
  1. At the MS-DOS prompt, type edit autoexec.bat or edit config.sys depending on which file that you want to modify.
  2. After you make the changes you want, press ALT+F and then X. When you are prompted to save the changes press Y or ENTER.
  3. You must restart your computer before the changes to the Autoexec.bat or Config.sys files can take effect.
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Article ID: 232558 - Last Review: 01/24/2007 15:51:24 - Revision: 1.2

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