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Open a Command Prompt in All Versions of Windows

Open a Command Prompt
The Command Prompt is where you run important commands.

A large number of troubleshooting steps can start and be completed using the Command Prompt, also known as the DOS Prompt. Here, a command or a special computer language is entered for the system to complete a certain task or process for you. Examples include clearing the cache, fixing a stuck printer queue and checking the computer’s IP address. In cases like this, you just need to know how to open the Command Prompt and everything else will follow. The conventional ways of opening the Command Prompt are the same in any version of Windows. These are:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Programs
  3. Click Accessories
  4. Click Comamnd Prompt

You can also:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Run…
  3. Type CMD and press Enter

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