Autoexec.bat Stands for AUTOmatically EXECuted BATch
file. This was the file that DOS used to automatically execute
programs when a computer boots up. The Autoexec.bat file can work
with the config.sys file, and both files are still is in existence and
later operating systems such as Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP.
The autoexec.bat and the config.sys can be edited using any text
editor, such as notepad or the DOS program EDIT. To edit these files,
click the start button, then Run. Type notepad c:\autoexec.bat
to edit the autoexec.bat file, or notepad c:\config.sys to edit the
With Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, 2000 and XP you can use the sysedit
command. To run this program, click Start / Run and type
Windows configuration file that describes the current state of the
computer system environment.
The Win.ini file is used in part to start programs under the older Windows 3.x
systems and could still do the same under later operating systems.
Autoexec.bat is a file that can automatically execute programs when a
computer boots up.
The Registry is a database of nearly all the settings for Windows
operating system and most of your installed applications.