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Having used DOS in previous Windows releases I've been able to edit files with the "edit" command in the DOS prompt.

Having tried to do this on a new laptop running Windows 10 Pro, when I try the same, opening the Command Prompt as Administrator I get the message " 'edit' is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file ".

Has the Command Prompt for Windows 10 been updated and the "edit" command been ammended?
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Question by:Neil Brookes
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The edit command was part of command.com, the 'real' 16bit MS DOS subsystem on NT based Windows (which is not to be confused with the NT shell, cmd.exe). "NT based" is Windows NT, Windows 2000, and anything from XP onwards.
Since your Windows 10 is probably 64bit, the 16bit subsystem is gone forever.
Use the built-in Notepad.exe or (better) install something like Notepadd++.
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Many thanks for your help
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