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MS-DOS Prompt in Windows XP, Vista and 7

Older versions of Windows had the MS-DOS prompt conveniently located in the programs file. For some reason, Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 buried it in Accessories and renamed it “Command Prompt”. So, how do we get there from here?


To get a DOS prompt in Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7, you can go the long way… Start>Programs>Accessories, and select ” Command Prompt “, or you can simply go to Start , Run , type in “CMD” and click OK . Vista is just the same: Go to the search bar and type in CMD.


There you have it, your long lost friend, waiting for your command, and although there aren’t many programs that use it these days, it’s nice to know it still exists!