I opened a C++ compiler program in the DOS enviornment. I went to command prompt and copied files that I was supposed to off the CD. All that went well. Opened directory and copied files to it. Well, the C++ program does not work. I think that I need to set the Path in xp. I tried doing this once and messed up and had to get a fix it program that I downloaded. Is their any way I can set the path in DOS? I read that you can, or can I set a totally new path in enviornment variables? As long as the original path is there will this C++ program look for multiple paths then pick the one that works. I would rather not mess with the original path set by windows. thanx.