Applies to :

  • Windows OS


Windows 8

  • From the Start screen type cmd and press enter.
  • Point the mouse cursor to the very bottom-left corner of the screen, right-click or press Windows key + X.
  • This will open the power user task menu, select either Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin).

Windows Vista and 7

  • Click Start.
  • Type cmd and press enter.
    NOTE : For some commands and options to work in the Windows Vista and 7 command line you must run the command line as Administrator. To do this, right-click on the cmd icon and choose Run as administrator.

Windows NT, 2000, and XP users

  • Click Start.
  • Click Run.
  • Type cmd or command and press enter.