How to Open a Command Prompt in Windows

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Windows 8.1, 10, Windows Server 2012 R2:

  1. Click the Start button and select Command Prompt, or type in CMD.

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012:
  1. Hover your mouse pointer over the bottom left corner of your desktop to show the Start menu launcher
  2. Right-click the Start menu launcher and select Command Prompt

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2:
  1. Click Start
  2. In the run line type CMD


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