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Windows 7: PC Command Box


17 Jun 2012   #1

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PC Command Box

I'm not sure of its exact name, but I'm talking about the small black command box I've seen people open up in the bottom left hand corner of the screen in order to type in text commands to the PC. How do I activate the box?

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17 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
I'm not sure of its exact name, but I'm talking about the small black command box I've seen people open up in the bottom left hand corner of the screen in order to type in text commands to the PC. How do I activate the box?
Is this what you are talking about (if you want to open this, go to start and type in cmd and press enter):


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17 Jun 2012   #3

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Open the start menu. Type cmd into the search box and left click on cmd.exe in the search list.

Too slow in typing again.
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17 Jun 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Chips:

If you are talking about opening up the command shell, then:
WIN | type CMD | ENTER

type EXIT and hit ENTER to return

WIN=key with Microsoft logo on top

Some commands must be run with "elevated" privileges.
Here is how to do that:
Go To an Elevated Command Prompt


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator
WIN | type CMD.EXE | do not hit Enter |
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER keycombo| YES

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.


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17 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7
 
 

That's it! Thanks!
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17 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
That's is! Thanks!
Here is a list of command prompt commands: List of Windows 7 Command Prompt Commands
Also, if your question is answered, please make sure to mark this thread as solved. If you have any more questions, feel free to post them!
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17 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Chips:


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator
WIN | type CMD.EXE | do not hit Enter |
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER keycombo| YES

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.


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Ahh, didn't know about that. Thanks for the extra help!
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17 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
That's is! Thanks!
Here is a list of command prompt commands: List of Windows 7 Command Prompt Commands
Also, if your question is answered, please make sure to mark this thread as solved. If you have any more questions, feel free to post them!
Even more help! Thanks!
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17 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
That's is! Thanks!
Here is a list of command prompt commands: List of Windows 7 Command Prompt Commands
Also, if your question is answered, please make sure to mark this thread as solved. If you have any more questions, feel free to post them!
Even more help! Thanks!
Your welcome!
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17 Jun 2012   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

chips,
A couple more tidbits:
While in a command shell, type (followed by Enter):
HELP

that will give you list of all commands.

for help on a particular command, here's an example of how:
HELP SHUTDOWN
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