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Windows 7: for CMD line why are commands not recognized or missing from OS

21 Jul 2018   #1
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
for CMD line why are commands not recognized or missing from OS

For windows 7 pro when using command line there are missing or not recognized as valid commands? like for instance oscdimg is not found why is that? and what other commands are missing where can i find commands so i can have all of them in place and usable


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21 Jul 2018   #2
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

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22 Jul 2018   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

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22 Jul 2018   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

When you open the CMD window you must be on C:\Windows\system32 as the executable files are on this folder.
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22 Jul 2018   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
When you open the CMD window you must be on C:\Windows\system32 as the executable files are on this folder.
That's not always true. That really can't be true for all commands.
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01 Aug 2018   #6
scripttron75

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Townsbg is correct not all commands are available , osc image is a mounting command there has to be a list out there that has all of the available commands that are available upon first build and ones that are not like osc
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01 Aug 2018   #7
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

When you type a CMS Windows looks in current directory for .Com.Exe .CMS etc it then search for it in the path if at a CMS prompt you type set it tells you the path
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01 Aug 2018   #8
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Open a command prompt and type PATH [ENTER]. If the program you are running is in any of the listed folders, or if it is in the folder you are in at that moment, all you need to do is type the program name and hit ENTER; Windows will find it.

If it can't find it, then either it isn't in one of the PATH locations, or it is not on your computer.
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02 Aug 2018   #9
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Commands introduced in 8 or 10 aren't going to work in 7 without installing the associated programs. Those commands all run a program. If the program isn't there the command isn't going to work. Furthermore googling a command and finding Microsoft's article on it should list the Windows version that the command is for.
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02 Aug 2018   #10
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

The link I provided in post #2lists all CMD commands, the history, which ones work on which OS (XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8 & 10.)
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