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There are couple of Run commands for Windows update. The run commands are very handy to launch an application quickly without the need to find the same in list of programs or on filesystem. Windows has a run command for almost every application or configuration tool. The run commands for Windows update are wuapp (or) control [...]

Learn how to open Services console(In older versions this was called Service management console) from Run. From this console we can start or stop a service and also set the service start type to automatic/manual/disabled etc. The run command to open services console is Services.msc The command Services.msc can be used from command prompt as [...]

Lean run command to open control panel on a Windows computer. Control panel shows links to various configuration utilities, which are handy for administrators for computer maintenance. Run command to open control panel is 'control'.  You can follow the below steps to launch control panel. Open Run window from Start menu. Alternatively, you can press [...]

We can reboot a Windows computer from command line using the in-built shutdown command.  This article explains the commands to reboot for various use cases along with examples. The below commands work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and all other server editions. shutdown /r This command sets time out of 30 seconds to [...]

Do you want to know how to open Local users and Groups console from Run window? In this console, administrators can perform oprerations related to user accounts and  local groups like creation/deletion of accounts, resetting password, changing group membership etc. Execute the command lusrmgr.msc to open user accounts window from Run. Windows 7: lusrmgr.msc However, on Windows XP [...]

Do you want to know how to reboot Windows computer using PowerShell . This post explains how to use the command restart-computer to trigger reboot from powershell CMD. Open PowerShell prompt by running powershell from cmd. Run the below command which reboots Windows without asking user for any confirmation. restart-computer If you want the user to confirm if [...]

This article shows how to disable Wireless network connection(WiFi) on a windows system from command line. We can also find the status of network connections, check if they are connected or disconnected. Open elevated administrator command prompt and run the below command netsh interface set interface name="Wireless Network Connection" admin=DISABLED After running the command, you [...]

Do you want to delete a directory from Windows command prompt? This post explains how to use the command rmdir to delete folders and their contents. You can also find examples for each use case of folder deletion - empty folders, non empty folders, folders with white spaced names etc. Run the command rmdir on the [...]

Windows has command line utilities that show us the version of the Windows OS running on the computer, including the service pack number. There are multiple CMD commands that help with finding this, you can pick the one that suits your need. Ver command can show you the OS version whereas Systeminfo command can additionally [...]

Windows CMD Commands

Generally the tech world sees Windows command line less powerful than what Linux's command line can do. However, there are still lots of things one can do with the native available Windows commands, as this website shows all such tricks with examples. With the addition of PowerShell, I don't think there is any limit for [...]