Question by  ramses200 (34)

What are the windows command line prompts?

I am in the process of doing some maintenance to my computer, the directions calls for me to enter information at the windows command prompt.


Answer by  john11 (617)

Click on start, then run. Then type in "cmd" and hit the "enter" key. This will open up the Microsoft command prompt. You can enter your commands here by following the instructions.


Answer by  Quual (161)

Start menu - Run - Type in cmd - Hit okay The window that opens (black background) has a blinking cursor. That is the Cmd prompt. Click inside the window with your mouse to make the Cmd window active, and then use the keyboard to enter the actual cmd line. Hit return to have your system execute the line.


Answer by  AppleSauce (140)

In order to access the windows command line prompt all you have to do is run "cmd. exe". Simply go to your start menu, click on run, and type "cmd. exe" A black box will pop up and you will enter whatever the instructions ask you to do in there. Be careful messing with the command prompt.


Answer by  sswork11 (184)

Go to programs/run and enter "cmd". This will get you a command window. From there you can enter the commands as directed. If you are unsure of the options on a command most will respond with usage information if you enter "-h" after the command. That's usually an invalid option so the command will respond with help.


Answer by  IAB (141)

A Windows command line prompt can be accessed in Windows Vista and Windows 7 by typing cmd.exe into the search panel. In Windows XP and below go to run and type in cmd.exe.


Answer by  flasker (120)

The windows command line prompt refers to a terminal program that allows you to issue commands to Windows. To start it click start, click run type cmd and hit enter.


Answer by  zjaro (15)

Command line is a type of windows shell, descending from DOS. You can access it by pressing winkey+r, writing there cmd and pressing enter. You can also run single commands from previous window.


Answer by  PowerIsMe (844)

Its basically a command line interface - meaning rather than being graphical, you have a character interface. To access this, click Start>Run> type "command" without the quotes and press enter.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Back in the old day of computing there weren't any programs with graphical interface. Programs where ran from a command line. The user would type in a string or commands and character. Today computers still have the ability to run command line actions. Typically you can go to the search bar and type in "cmd" to locate the command prompt.


Answer by  MPX (171)

A Windows Command Prompt is just a program in wich you enter commands, and the program calls the command you entered. This "Commands" are written in a. bat extensions.

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