Top 30 + Command Prompt Commands for Windows 7

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, November 11, 2009

windows-7Do you know Windows 7 command prompt offers access to more than 180 command line functions? If your answer is negative, it’s not a big surprise. The use of command prompt has considerably declined over the years.  We know most of you prefer to use the graphical user interface. Windows 7 command prompt commands have similarity with classic MS-DOS, but the command prompt is not MS-DOS. Windows 7 command line commands allow you to automate processes, create batch files and perform troubleshooting tasks and much more. There are some really command prompt commands that can make you life easier with Windows 7

Before moving to the commands let me tell you easily command prompt in Windows 7 as in other versions of Windows OS. Go to all programs >Accessories> Command Prompt. Alternately you can straightaway type cmd in the search box and press enter.

1. Arp

Using the command you can change the or display entries in the ARP cache.

2. imagex

The command deletes all the resources associated with a mounted image that has been left out.

3. FastOpen

With this command you can add any program’s hard drive location to a special list stored in memory. This potentially improves the launch time of any program by removing the need for MS-DOS to locate the drive.

4. Assoc

This command displays or changes the file type associated with a particular file extension.

5. Attrib

It’s a handy command for changing the attributes of a single file or a directory.

6. At

This Command Prompt command can be used to schedule other commands and programs to run at specific dates and times.

7. Append

This command allows programs to open files in another directory, as if it was located in the current directory.

8. Bootcfg

This command is used to build, modify, or view the contents of the boot.ini file, a hidden file that is used to identify in what folder, on which partition, and on which hard drive Windows is located.

9.  Convert

This is a handy Command line command that converts FAT or FAT32 formatted volumes to the NTFS format.

10. Xcopy

With this command you can copy one or more files or directory trees from one location to another.

11. Graphics

In order to load a program that can print graphics you can use this command

12. Cmstp

It helps to installs or uninstalls a Connection Manager service profile.

13. Bcdedit

This command is used to view or make changes to Boot Configuration Data.

14. Clip

With this command you can redirect the output from any command to the clipboard in Windows.

15. Find

The find command is used to search for a specified text string in one or more files.

16. Finger

The finger command is used to return information about one or more users on a remote computer that’s running the Finger service.

17. Dism

It is a command that starts the Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool (DISM). The DISM tool is used to manage features in Windows images.

18. Echo

This command is used to show the messages from within script or batch files. The echo command can be used to turn the echoing feature on or off.

19.  Expand

It is used to extract a single file or a group of files from a compressed file.

20. Break

It sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking on DOS systems

21. Robocopy

Using this command you copy the files and directories from one location to another. The robocopy command is superior to the more simple copy command, as it supports many more options. This command is also called Robust File Copy.

22. Tsdiscon

To disconnect a Remote Desktop session use this command

23. Goto

It is a command used in a batch or script file to direct the command process to a certain labeled line in the script

24. Ipconfig

The ipconfig command is used to display detailed IP information for each of the network adapter utilizing TCP/IP. The command can also be used to release and renew IP addresses on system config to receive them using DHGP server

25. Nslookup

The nslookup is most commonly used to display the hostname of an entered IP address. The nslookup command queries your configured DNS server to discover the IP address.

26. Relog

The relog command is used to create new performance logs from data in existing performance logs.

27. Takeown

This command allows you to regain access of the files that has been denied access by administrator while reassigning ownership of the file.

28. Taskkill

Taskkill command can terminate a running task. This process is equivalent to end process in WIndows Task Manager.

29. Tracert

This is a great command for command sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Echo Request messages to a specified remote computer with increasing Time to Live (TTL) field values and displays the IP address and hostname, if it is available in the router interfaces between the source and destination.

30. Winrs

It winrs command is used to open a secure command window with a remote host.

31. Winsat

It starts the Windows System Assessment Tool. The program assesses various features, attributes and capabilities of a computer running Windows

32. Wmic

The wmic command starts the Windows Management Instrumentation Command line (WMIC), a scripting interface that simplifies the use of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and systems managed via WMI

May 26, 2010: 9:22 am

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January 9, 2010: 12:33 pm

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December 19, 2009: 12:49 pm

Really valuable commands


November 12, 2009: 5:26 pm

The netbook arrived the day after Windows 7 was released and I immediately got to work removing the “extras” that come with the computer. Surprisingly though, Acer did not load too much bloat on the machine and getting it off took no time at all. So then began the installation process. Avast, Office, iTunes, CD Burning software, VLC, Chrome, Firefox, Skype and Quicktime (the usuals) were all immediate needs and all went on with ease. I did purchase the extra gig of RAM that is recommended on most other netbooks (read around and you’ll see) as well, however, it did not come until 3 days later so I had a decent amount of time to play around with this machine with just 1g.

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