Which COMMAND.COM to use as SHELL= ?

Microsoft Windows 98 se (full product)
June 30, 2010 at 06:18:50
Specs: Windows 98
Hi,

Which COMMAND.COM I have to use as SHELL= in CONFIG.SYS under Windows 98?

To increase the Environment space I added this string at the end of CONFIG.SYS:
SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM C:\ /E:1024 /U:255 /P
But, using Windows 98 should I use this instead:
SHELL=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM C:\WINDOWS /E:1024 /U:255 /P

But, I noticed that the same COMMAND.COM exists in C:\ as well as C:\WINDOWS\. And I also noticed that the .PIF links of COMMAND.COM and PROMPT point to C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM instead of C:\COMMAND.COM.
I also located another doubt in AUTOEXEC.BAT, which COMSPEC should I use?
SET COMSPEC=C:\COMMAND.COM or
SET COMSPEC=C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND.COM ?

very thanks
Turrican


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#1
June 30, 2010 at 13:56:55
Technically, Win 95/98 doesn't need an autoexec.bat or config.sys. Try this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/230205


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#2
July 1, 2010 at 15:02:39
Yep, autoexec.bat and config.sys are only required if you are running DOS based programs or utilities. "Windows" doesn't need them at all.


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#3
July 2, 2010 at 08:51:59
Your're right, but I need to increase the Environment space.
Windows or DOS, you have to add this string in order to do that!

If, as you say, Windows don't need autoexec.bat and config.sys, how can I increase the Environment space for any batch file I execute under Windows?


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#4
July 2, 2010 at 11:28:03
Short answer is "dunno" because I've never needed to do this in a batch file.

This link is for Windows ME and, as ME is more or less W98SE with gimmicks, it might well work for W98 too:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/261825


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#5
July 2, 2010 at 16:06:04
"Windows or DOS, you have to add this string in order to do that!"

No, you only have to do it for DOS. Did you check the link in response # 1?


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