How to open command prompt in Windows 8

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Command prompt, officially called Windows Command Processor is a command-line interpreter application which is very useful tool for the developers to quickly execute applications and commands.

Windows 8 has two modes – the new Metro mode and the old traditional Windows mode.

Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – new Metro mode:

Hit “WIN+Q” key from the keyboard to launch the “Apps search bar” and then type “cmd”. You will see Command Prompt in the results. Click it to launch a Windows command prompt.

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Open command prompt by starting(double click) the cmd.exe in the windows system32 folder:

Open Windows Explorer. Navigate to the folder C:WindowsSystem32 and look for the application cmd.exe and double click on it.

Launch or Open command prompt in Windows 8 – traditional mode:

Hit “WIN+X” and select “Run”. Now type “cmd” in Run dialog search text box and click OK.

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