Microsoft put the Choice command back in Windows Vista —”Microsoft introduced DOS 6.0 in the early 1990’s, they included a new batch file command called Choice, which was designed to give you the ability to make your batch files interactive. At the time, this new feature singlehandedly revolutionized batch files. Once I got used to using the Choice command, I used it every chance I got.
As the Windows operating system evolved to Windows 95 and then Windows 98, the Choice command came along for the ride. But when Windows 2000 came on to the scene, the Choice command was absent. It wasn’t included in Windows XP either. While you could download the Choice command and add it to Windows 2000 or Windows XP, it just wasn’t the same as having it available as a native command –especially when you were sharing your batch files with other folks.”