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Windows 7: x:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

02 May 2015   #1
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 
x:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

I feel pretty stupid at this point, but I am not able to get a list of commands for my command prompt while running it from a WIN-PE boot disk. I know cmd.exe probably does not have the full compliment of commands that WIN7 cmd.exe does, but at the minimum the help command should be universal. Apparently it is not. How can I get a listing of available commands that I can use?


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02 May 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Good list here: Table 1: WinPE and WinRE Commands and Programs
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02 May 2015   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

type Help into cmd
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04 May 2015   #4
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
type Help into cmd
Do you mean cmd /help or cmd/? ?

I typed help by itself & in so many words it states that this command is not recognized.

I can get help for a specific command like diskpart /? , but that requires that I know apriori that dispart is a legit command. I want to get a list of what commands are available.
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04 May 2015   #5
betaupsilon

Windows 7 Home Prem 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Good list here: Table 1: WinPE and WinRE Commands and Programs
Thanks for the list. It appears that HELP indeed is not recognized as a legit command within WIN-PE. That's just DUMB!
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05 May 2015   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Does the Help command at \Windows\System32\help.exe exist?
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05 May 2015   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Not in WinPE.
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06 May 2015   #8
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Oh. Fair enough.

One can copy the Help.exe binary if desperate but it's not like it's needed anyway.

Remember commands you commonly use and supply the /? switch to commands to recall its parameters and you should be right.
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