QBasic Missing from Windows 2000

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SYMPTOMS
When you try to use the Qbasic.exe program, the following error message is displayed:
'qbasic' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
CAUSE
QBasic is not included with Windows 2000.
RESOLUTION
If you need to run QBasic in Windows 2000, you can copy it from a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0-based computer, or you can expand the files from a Windows NT 4.0 CD-ROM.

At a command prompt, expand the Qbasic.exe and Qbasic.hlp files from the Windows NT 4.0 CD-ROM to the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder on your Windows 2000-based computer. For example, type the following commands:
expand qbasic.ex_ %systemroot%\system32\qbasic.exe

expand qbasic.hl_ %systemroot%\system32\qbasic.hlp
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
The QBasic program is referred to in Windows 2000 Help, but the QBasic program is not included with Windows 2000.
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Article ID: 258265 - Last Review: 12/05/2015 19:21:17 - Revision: 3.2

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition

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