PATH system32 should be System32

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Kidd, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Kidd

    Kidd New Member

    Nov 2, 2009
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    Just a message for the MS support staff.

    This is either something that has come up hundreds of times (and I can't find it) or I'm just plain wrong. (I think that this same problem existed in Vista, so this may be really old and I'm making a fool out of myself.)

    In Control Panel=>System=>Advanced System Settings=>Advanced=>Environmental Variables the PATH variable has the directory %SystemRoot%\system32 instead of %SystemRoot%\System32. Check out the directories under c:\Windows.

    So why is this little detail important given that the MS Windows OS is not case sensitive? Some OS independent apps are case sensitive and load the path.

    My system: Win 7 Ultimate 64 N (sorry, I can't find the build version)

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