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How to open command prompt in Windows 8

By Mahesh Chand on Sep 02, 2012
How to launch a Windows command prompt in Windows 8.
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Command prompt is very useful for us developers to run quick applications and commands. 

Windows 8 has two modes - the new Metro mode and the old traditional Windows mode.

To launch the command prompt in the new Metro mode:

Hit the WIN+Q key to launch the Apps search bar and type cmd. You will see Command Prompt in the results. Click it to launch a Windows command prompt.

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In traditional mode:

Hit WIN+X and select Run from the command prompt.

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In the Run dialog search text box, type cmd and click OK.

Command Line Commands

Here is a complete list of command line commands:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772390(v=ws.10).aspx


Mahesh Chand

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