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Old 01-08-2005, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to run batch (.bat) jobs as an executable on a win98 SE machine? If so, what do I need to do and how? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2005, 07:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Windows 98 is more than capable of running batch files.

http://www.computerhope.com/batch.htm

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I am able to run it from my work but not on my home pc. Why is that? I set it up the same way but it doesn't work at home? I would open up notepad, tpye the following text...iexplore http://www.espn.com and a few other web sites, save the files and call the file sports.bat.

Then every time I would click on it, it would bring me to evey site in it. When I do it at home, it opens up a DOS prompt saying bad command. Any ideas why?
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is your home pc the windows 98 pc?

try swapping "iexplorer" with "start"

In order to have all sites appear, you need to change a setting in IE. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu, click the Advanced tab, and uncheck the box titled Reuse windows for launching shortcuts
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yes, home pc is 98se.....neither suggestion worked. thanks though
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try iexplorer.exe http://www.espn.com
i just noticed you weren't putting the .exe on the end in your post
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One thing I would check is to see what the .exe file for internet explorer really is. I think it might be different for 98, but I don't have a box to find out.

Also, the full command that should work cross version is Start browserexecutable.exe website
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thanks blah..that worked. I appreciate your help.
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Blah...are you familiar with firefox?
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