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difference between %windir% and %systemroot%

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Does anyone know the difference between %windir% and %systemroot%.  I am getting set to take 70-622 and as far as I can tell the windir referes to the windows directory and the systemroot referes to the same thing.

Is this right and if so how do i distinguish between them.  

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I presume that with regards to microsoft os' that would be correct.  Other os' would use systemroot as the system root and probably wont recognise windir
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Both now return the same values, %windir% is a legacy (nt/windows 2000 etc) variable and as such as been kept on for portability of old scripts.
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