I was led to understand that DOS was still present in XP and could be invoked by the command "command.exe" (as opposed to cmd.exe). The purpose (I suppose) was to provide some DOS support for older apps when upgrading - yet still be able to use the newer features of cmd.exe as the OS evolved.
Command.exe is referred to (around the web) as the command interpreter for Win9x systems - while the command interpreter in XP is referred to as cmd.exe. Way back when XP was new I remember having to use command.exe on a couple of occasions for particular DOS type problems with older applications (but, being old, can't remember the exact details!
Also, back then, there was a lot of argument about the Win 9x OS's being DOS based - and that Win2K and WinXP were going to be the systems that didn't rely on DOS.
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