Command Prompt is a default command-line interpreter application used to execute commands in Windows operating systems. These commands, therefore, help in automating tasks via scripts and batch files. They can also perform advanced administrative functions and troubleshoot Window issues.
If you are looking for ways to open the command prompt in Windows 7 then follow any of the two guides below. You’ll also find eight of the most common commands at the end of the article.
How to open the Command Prompt in Windows 7 using shortcut?
This method is the most common and quickest ways to launch the Command prompt in Windows.
Press the Windows key+R shortcut combination to open command run prompt and then type cmd in the box and press OK to execute.
Also read: How to check PC specs in Windows 7?
How to open the Command Prompt in Windows 7 from the Start menu?
Step 1: Open the Start menu from the toolbar on the display window and then click on the All Programs.
Step 2: Now move the cursor to Accessories and expand the option.
Step 3: Finally select Command Prompt from the list.
You can also open the app by typing Command Prompt in the search bar of the Start Menu.
Also read: How to view hidden files in Windows 7?
8 common commands for Command Prompt
- Systeminfo: This command is used to know fundamental information about your PC’s hardware, like motherboard, processor & ram.
- Dir: Allows you to see available files and folders within the selected directory. Also provides details on the modification date and size of files.
- Ipconfig: This command will display the current network information for the adapters, including IP Address, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, among others.
- Ping: This command is used as a troubleshooting tool to resolve network issues. The command sends packets of data to a specific IP address (or domain) on a network and will help you identify how long it can transmit that data and get a response.
- Netstat: This command helps you identify currently open ports and their IP addresses.
- Tasklist: Use to get the list of all tasks running on your pc.
- Sfc /scannow: If you are using the console as administrator, then typing this prompt command will help you scan and repair windows system files.
- Cls: To clear the existing commands in prompts.