How to open the Windows command line?

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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.

Windows 7

1 way

  1. Go to the "Start" menu.
  2. Go to "All Programs".
  3. Go to the "Standard" folder.
  4. Click "Command Line".

2 way

  1. Press simultaneously two keys: Win + R.
  2. You will see the Run window.
  3. 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.

3 way

If you have the Total Commander program, you can enter �cmd� at the very bottom and press the Enter key.

Windows 8

1 way

Identical to method 2 in Windows 7.

2 way

  1. On an empty spot of the desktop, right-click.
  2. Down should appear extra.panel where there is "All applications".
  3. 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.