|If notepad is opening them, it's probably because they have a .TXT extension. Batch files have to have a .BAT extension.If you can't see the extensions, open My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View and untick 'Hide extensions for known file types'.|
Change the .txt to .bat.
FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.