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    "Broken again by Windows service pack upgrade"

    February 24, 2011  |   By Alan Mintaka

    Pros

    Great copy utility when it works

    Cons

    Has a Windows version check that renders it useless in batch files whenever a Windows Service Pack is released

    Summary

    XXCopy is once again broken for use in batch files, this time by the Windows 7 SP1 update. Whenever Windows issues a service pack update, and sometimes for routine non-service pack updates, XXCopy starts issuing this prompt:

    Caution!!! This version of XXCOPY has never been tested
    in the current Operating System environment.
    You should acquire the latest version of XXCOPY
    from the XXCOPY web site (http://www.xxcopy.com).

    Run this program at your own risk.

    Press any key except <ESC> within 2 minutes to continue.
    Otherwise, the program will terminate automatically.

    which of course breaks it for use in batch files, because you won't always be hanging around to hit a key when it stalls like this. It's an annoying, chronic problem that the authors just won't fix. Instead, they issue a workaround patch that breaks the next time Windows issues an update. Too bad. It has the potential to be a great program.

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