How to open the Windows command line?
A command line is one type of text-based interface between a person and a computer, in which a computer receives instructions using commands entered via the keyboard. Operating systems are different from each other, and therefore, to open a command prompt in a particular OS, you need to know where to find it. This article will be about this.
We will consider the 3 main, most common versions of the OS and how to run the command line in them.
- Go to the "Start" menu.
- Go to "All Programs".
- Go to the "Standard" folder.
- Click "Command Line".
- Press simultaneously two keys: Win + R.
- You will see the Run window.
- Type "cmd" in the search field and press ENTER.
OS Windows XP
You can open a command prompt in Windows XP in the same way as in Windows 7.
If you have the Total Commander program, you can enter �cmd� at the very bottom and press the Enter key.
Identical to method 2 in Windows 7.
- On an empty spot of the desktop, right-click.
- Down should appear extra.panel where there is "All applications".
- Click on "All Applications" and find in the "Command Line" list.
The second method can only be used by users with the new Windows 8 UI interface, if you abandoned it, then you will even have it all easier: just press 2 keys simultaneously: Win + X.