Geeks and IT professionals love the Command Prompt and for a good reason - it allows you to do many administrative tasks with ease. We think that it is a good idea to make a list with all the methods available for starting this tool so that you can choose what suits you best. Knowing how to run CMD as administrator, is also important. Therefore, read on to check our list of methods:
One of the easiest and most straightforward ways to manage your disks is to use the Disk Management tool from Windows. But hey, Disk Management is a visual tool and some of us like command-based interfaces a whole lot more. That is why we thought it would be a great idea to see how several disk management actions can be done from the Command Prompt or PowerShell, using diskpart, chkdsk, defrag, and other command-line tools.
Geeks and experts love the Command Prompt because of the advanced commands it can run. Fortunately, Command Prompt is not built only on advanced commands, but also on simple ones, designed to perform basic operations. In this article, we show you how to execute commands such as changing the current directory, switching to another drive, viewing the contents of a directory, creating and renaming folders, copying, deleting files and folders, and launching applications from the Command Prompt.
In certain situations, you may need to extract a list with all the user accounts that exist on a Windows device. Or you may want to know the hidden user accounts that exist alongside your user account. To help you out, we compiled a list of four methods that you can use to see all the users, including the hidden ones created by Windows or third-party apps that you installed. Here they are:
If you work with Windows computers and devices that have multiple partitions and hard disks, you may need to hide a particular partition. Later, you may need to unhide it or re-enable it back, so that it can be used again. If you need to know how to hide and unhide partitions in Windows, read this tutorial:
NOTE: This guide works the same in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows 8.1. That is why, for simplicity, we use screenshots taken only in Windows 10.
The Command Prompt is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including troubleshooting and fixing problems with Windows. Starting it is easy if Windows is working correctly, but what do you do when Windows refuses to load? How do you "boot" straight to the Command Prompt (cmd.exe) so that you can fix the issues that you are having? This tutorial will show you how, in all modern versions of Windows:
You can use system recovery tools to fix most of your computer problems. However, there are times when you'll need to address such issues in a manual way, like, for example, when your Windows computer won't boot. In these cases, you can use a tool named Bootrec.exe. It can help you troubleshoot and repair things like the master boot record (MBR), the boot sector or the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store. Here's how it works, in all modern versions of Windows:
NOTE: This guide covers Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
One of our readers asked us: "How do you print the list of running processes from the Task Manager?". The answer is... you can't do this from the Task Manager , not even in Windows 10. In order to print such a list, you need to use the Command Prompt or PowerShell and run some commands to generate the list of running process and then you can print it just like you would print a document. Let's see how it all works:
NOTE: This guide works in Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7.
The addition of the Linux Bash command line environment to Windows 10 came as a surprise for many, us included. Although it's a tool intended to be used mainly by developers, regular users seem to be interested in this feature too, so we thought it would make sense if we show you how Bash on Ubuntu on Windows works, and what you can do with it. This article is the first of what we hope will be an interesting series of tutorials and it covers working with files, folders and apps. If we managed to make you curious, read on:
It's been a while now since Microsoft declared its love for Linux and, at first, it felt strange to see Windows 10 embrace the Tux penguin. However, the fact that Windows 10 is able to run native Linux applications directly, without having to resort to using virtual machines, is a proof of Microsoft's new strategy of embracing other ecosystems. Microsoft teamed up with Canonical and now you can install the Ubuntu software subsystem in Windows 10. That allows you to run Bash directly from Windows 10. Strange times we're living in, right?