Windows XP, 7, Vista Command Line & Prompt | All DOS Commands of Windows Networking

With the help of windows xp commands one can solve and troubleshoot many of the xp related problems. As a matter of fact all the commands used in XP are also applicable to other Windows based operation systems. In the early years of operating system actually command prompt was the only interface the user could use to interact with the computer. At the advent of graphical user interface based OS like Windows and Apple Mac, users no longer use command prompt to administer Windows. Yet, windows commands are still the heart of the OS, which are mainly running at the core level of the OS and Windows users are using these commands via graphical interface like copy, paste, move etc.

To learn an OS with ease and confidence the use of command prompt is essential for advanced users. Fortunately, these commands are so simple to memorize that even laymen can take the help of command prompt. Command prompt is where the commands are run.

For entering command prompt go to the start menu then click run and type “cmd “. You are now ready to run any commands to perform any OS related operation.

To see files in a directory or folder type "dir" and press enter

windows xp commands
windows xp commands
windows commands
windows commands

Now to go to another drive from the current locaton C:\Users\Administrator>, just type "cd .." and press enter; againg type "cd .." and press enter. Now type the drive name(e.g drive D) and colon, press enter.you are in drive D. to see all files and folders of D drive just type dir. To exit the command promot type exit.

Windows Vista Command prompt
Windows Vista Command prompt

To enter a folder in D drive type cd and the name of the folder. Here,we see d drive has folder name cambridge. Entering camdridge the command format will be : cd cambridge

ADDUSERS
For adding users
ARP
to resolve Mac address
BOOTCFG
editing windows boot settings
CD
for folder access
CHKDSK
for checking disk problems
CHKNTFS
NTFS checking
CleanMgr
cleanup recycle bin files
CLS
clear command prompt screen
CONVERT
coverting file system
COPY
to copy files
DATE
display date
DEFRAG
hard disk defragmentation
DEL
deleting files
DIR
displa files and folders
DIRUSE
disk usage
ERASE
deleting files
FORMAT
to format a disk
FREEDISK
freeing disk space
FSUTIL
file utility tool
FTP
file transfer
IPCONFIG
configure and troubleshoot IP
KILL
removal of program from memory
MAPISEND
sending email from command prompt
MBSAcli
securty analyser of the system
MEM
show memory usage
MD
create a new folder
MOVE
move files
MSG
send message
NET
managing network
NETSH
Network interface configuration
NBTSTAT
show network statistics(NetBIOS over TCP/IP)
NETSTAT
show network statistics(TCP/IP only)
NSLOOKUP
display DNS information
NTBACKUP
backup files to a specified location
PATHPING
show network latency and loss of packet
PING
test network connectivity
RECOVER
fix damage files
REGEDIT
registry data settings
RD
delete a folder
ROUTE
routint table add and show
SHUTDOWN
showdown computer
START
start program/command window
SYSTEMINFO
display siystem information
TASKLIST
display all the running services and application
VOL
show disk label
WHERE
locate files
WHOAMI
show user name and domain info
XCOPY
copying files and folders

To see all the service running under each process of a computer use the following commands

tasklist /svc and tasklist /s


Windows XP command
Windows XP command

Systeminfo command shows the complete system information of a computer

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Thanks again, andromida, for another helpful and handy hub.

Happy New Year Year in advance!


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andromida 6 years ago Author

Thank you dohn.Wish you a happy 2010.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks so much for this useful info Andromida. Some people have to pay for this info.

I like your step by step guide.

Best Wishes & Happy 2010.


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andromida 6 years ago Author

Thanks lady_E. Best wishes for 2010.


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Matilda 3 years ago

That's a cunning answer to a chilnelgang question

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