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Windows 7: Problems using the CMD window

08 Jul 2011   #11

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He wanted to try both. I was just informing to use system 32

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08 Jul 2011   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit

Sorry. Bad news.

I tried to run both versions of CMD.EXE and neither one would give me admin privileges.

I verified they are indeed different versions of the CMD processor (because the CMD.EXE files were of different sizes). But there must be something else required in order to get admin privilegest.

I tried to change to the same folder as the one in which the CMD.EXE file was contained - just in case it needed some file (like maybe a DLL) that was in the same folder. But, no luck at all.

To be clear, I have tried running both these versions of the Start command in a batch file:

cd \Windows\System32
start "CMD ADMIN" C:\Windows\System32\CMD /T:0F "/K CD /D C:\"


cd \Windows\SysWOW64
start "CMD ADMIN" C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CMD /T:0F "/K CD /D C:\"

I'm wondering what is the difference between left-clicking on the "Command Prompt" (in the start menu) and right-licking on it and then selecting "Run as Administrator".

When using XP, I would just use the following command in a batch file and I never had to specify any directories. I seemed to find the correct CMD.EXE file without my specifying any directory names.

start "CMD USER" CMD /T:0F "/K CD /D C:\"
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08 Jul 2011   #13

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Try both, you will see that it will be different. It is explained at the beginning of the tutorial.
One says systm 32, the other is your user account.
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