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Tech Tip: 100+ Useful CMD Commands for Windows

Tech Tip: 100+ Useful CMD Commands for Windows
Written by Agboola Sodiq
Windows Run commands are super handy to know, especially when dealing with computer users over the phone.

With the big list compilation of Windows commands below you can access most of Windows important features with simple ‘Start > Run > type in xxx’ instructions to users.

With windows run commands, you just need to put up a word or two instead of hunting down something! Let me tell you a shocking fact! There are over 100 windows run commands!

Just think of it! How many do you actually know? So on the off chance that you know any new ones, please post them in the comments section below! (We love comments!)

  • Accessibility Options : access.cpl
  • Add Hardware : hdwwiz.cpl
  • Add / Remove Programs : appwiz.cpl
  • Administrative Tools : control admintools
  • Automatic Updates : wuaucpl.cpl
  • Wizard file transfer Bluethooth : fsquirt
  • Calculator : calc
  • Certificate Manager : certmgr.msc
  • Character : charmap
  • Checking disk : chkdsk
  • Manager of the album (clipboard) : clipbrd
  • Command Prompt : cmd
  • Service components (DCOM) : dcomcnfg
  • Computer Management : compmgmt.msc
  • DDE active sharing : ddeshare
  • Device Manager : devmgmt.msc
  • DirectX Control Panel (if installed) : directx.cpl
  • DirectX Diagnostic Utility : dxdiag
  • Disk Cleanup : cleanmgr
  • System Information : dxdiag
  • Disk Defragmenter : dfrg.msc
  • Disk Management : diskmgmt.msc
  • Partition manager : diskpart
  • Display Properties : control desktop
  • Properties of the display (2) : desk.cpl
  • Properties display (tab “appearance”) : control color
  • Dr. Watson : drwtsn32
  • Manager vérirficateur drivers : check
  • Event Viewer : Eventvwr.msc
  • Verification of signatures of files : sigverif
  • Findfast (if present) : findfast.cpl
  • Folder Options : control folders
  • Fonts (fonts) : control fonts
  • Fonts folder windows : fonts
  • Free Cell : freecell
  • Game Controllers : Joy.cpl
  • Group Policy (XP Pro) : gpedit.msc
  • Hearts (card game) : mshearts
  • IExpress (file generator. Cab) : IExpress
  • Indexing Service (if not disabled) : ciadv.msc
  • Internet Properties : inetcpl.cpl
  • IPConfig (display configuration) : ipconfig / all
  • IPConfig (displays the contents of the DNS cache) : ipconfig / displaydns
  • IPConfig (erases the contents of the DNS cache) : ipconfig / flushdns
  • IPConfig (IP configuration cancels maps) : ipconfig / release
  • IPConfig (renew IP configuration maps) : ipconfig / renew
  • Java Control Panel (if present) : jpicpl32.cpl
  • Java Control Panel (if present) : javaws
  • Keyboard Properties : control keyboard
  • Local Security Settings : secpol.msc
  • Local Users and Groups : lusrmgr.msc
  • Logout : logoff
  • Microsoft Chat : winchat
  • Minesweeper (game) : winmine
  • Properties of the mouse : control mouse
  • Properties of the mouse (2) : main.cpl
  • Network Connections : control NetConnect
  • Network Connections (2) : ncpa.cpl
  • Network configuration wizard : netsetup.cpl
  • Notepad : notepad
  • NView Desktop Manager (if installed) : nvtuicpl.cpl
  • Manager links : packager
  • Data Source Administrator ODBC : odbccp32.cpl
  • Screen Keyboard : OSK
  • AC3 Filter (if installed) : ac3filter.cpl
  • Password manager (if present) : Password.cpl
  • Monitor performance : perfmon.msc
  • Monitor performance (2) : perfmon
  • Dialing Properties (phone) : telephon.cpl
  • Power Options : powercfg.cpl
  • Printers and Faxes : control printers
  • Private Character Editor : eudcedit
  • Quicktime (if installed) : QuickTime.cpl
  • Regional and Language Options : intl.cpl
  • Editor of the registry : regedit
  • Remote desktop connection : mstsc
  • Removable Storage : ntmsmgr.msc
  • requests the operator to removable storage : ntmsoprq.msc
  • RSoP (traduction. ..) (XP Pro) : rsop.msc
  • Scanners and Cameras : sticpl.cpl
  • Scheduled Tasks : control schedtasks
  • Security Center : wscui.cpl
  • Console management services : services.msc
  • shared folders : fsmgmt.msc
  • Turn off windows : shutdown
  • Sounds and Audio Devices : mmsys.cpl
  • Spider (card game) : spider
  • Client Network Utility SQL server : cliconfg
  • System Configuration Editor : sysedit
  • System Configuration Utility : msconfig
  • System File Checker (SFC =) (Scan Now) : sfc / scannow
  • SFC (Scan next startup) : sfc / scanonce
  • SFC (Scan each démarraget) : sfc / scanboot
  • SFC (back to default settings) : sfc / revert
  • SFC (purge cache files) : sfc / purgecache
  • SFC (define size CAHC x) : sfc / cachesize = x
  • System Properties : sysdm.cpl
  • Task Manager : taskmgr
  • Telnet client : telnet
  • User Accounts : nusrmgr.cpl
  • Utility Manager (Magnifier, etc) : utilman
  • Windows firewall (XP SP2) : firewall.cpl
  • Microsoft Magnifier : magnify
  • Windows Management Infrastructure : wmimgmt.msc
  • Protection of the accounts database : syskey
  • Windows update : wupdmgr
  • Introducing Windows XP (if not erased) : tourstart
  • Wordpad : write
  • Date and Time Properties : timedate.cpl

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Agboola Sodiq

To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary geek. But in secret, I work to make my world information-safe. In order to succeed, I must become someone else... I must become something else.