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RE: st: SOS:Updating the Executable

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: SOS:Updating the Executable
Date   Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:59:23 -0000

My guess would be along similar lines. 
In fact, even under Windows XP it 
is often easier to open up a command
prompt and carry out commands from there. 
This is a habit which I have kept 
up from the days of early versions 
of Windows, and it doesn't seem out-of-date yet, 
as, for example, you tend to get extensions as they 
are and as you typed them. 

However, if you never knew many DOS commands 
or have forgotten them, then this won't help


Ernest Berkhout
> At 13:25 10-12-2003, you wrote:
> >I am using Stata7 with window XP home edition. I have 
> problem copying 
> >wstata.exe to the wstata.old,
> >and that is because it seems impossible to create 
> wstata.old. Also it I 
> >failed to copy stata.bin to wstata.exe even when I decided
> >to ignore step 3. I tried to move file, copy, rename and 
> all that but in 
> >vail. Is there something I am missing?
> This sounds not like a Stata problem but more like a 
> windows-problem that 
> might be fixed as follows:
> In the windows explorer, you probably have the default 
> option turned on 
> that says "Hide file extensions for known file types". In 
> my Windows2000 
> this option is available through the menu-item 
> -Tools/Folder options- and 
> then look at the tab -View- .
> Now turn off the 'hide known file extensions- and then try again.
> That should work. If it doesn't you might need to ask your system 
> administrator to help you out. The heart of your problem 
> namely is in 
> Windows XP, not in Stata 7.

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