Although I am not exactly sure what your are looking for, I think that you need to have your PATH enviromental variable adjusted. To do this in 2000/XP you can right click on My Computer and Go to Properties. From Properties, select the advanced tab, then Environment Variables at the bottom. The top "User Variables" sets the path for the current profile while "System Variables" sets the path for all users. Select the Path variable in the appropriate section and click edit. Add a semicolon (;) to the end of the current content to separate and then type the full path to the location of perl.exe, for example, "c:\perl\bin"