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Windows Command Prompt

Windows Command Prompt Command Prompt window

Occasionally you might need to use the Windows Command Prompt to enter a particular command. This can be a little intimidating if you've never done it before but it's actually very simple. Hopefully you've been given instructions so all you need to do is open the window, type or paste your command, and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

To open the Command Prompt window:

Windows 7:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. In the Search Programs and Files field, type "Command Prompt" and hit Enter.

Windows 8:

  1. Open the search charm and enter "Command Prompt".