troubleshooting Question

Set Windows 7 "WINDIR" Environment Variable using Command Line

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Microsoft DOSMicrosoft DevelopmentWindows 7
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Hi experts, I've been having some issues with my PC (Windows 7 Home Professional). I believe I've removed the virus after sever hours of trial and error. I had almost everything working correct except some of the settings for my user account wouldn't save.

I'm very good ad web code/script, but when it comes to OS related scripting I'll be the first to admit
it ain't pretty
. So the first thing that came to mind is "I need to change the environment variables". Why? I have no idea, maybe lack of sleep.

The Problem:
I mad an error entering the WINDIR path, and now I can't fix it. The links that you would normally use to change the environment variable are now rendered useless. I've been trying for a few hours to figure out how to fix it using the command prompt, but no luck. And I just don't have the time it seems it will take to actually learn rather than copy paste.

Do you know how to fix it? Also, this isn't required but if you have any pointers on why certain things won't save to my user profile (start menu items, toolbar items, etc), I'd be very thankful for a nudge in the right directions.

Regards,
Jeremy Jared
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