Running Commands

In Windows Vista, the command prompt is the place where you can execute command-line instructions. Most of the commands are the old standard MS-DOS commands, some are enhancements of the MS-DOS commands, and others are commands unique to Windows Vista. When you want or need to work from the command prompt, you can open a command-prompt window and execute all your tasks there, including using the basic commands, starting a program, and even starting a program in a new window. Note that the command prompt is a powerful weapon that can disrupt your system, delete files, and create general havoc. Don’t execute commands unless you know what they’re designed for.

Run a Command

  1. Click the Start button, type prompt in the Search box of ...

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