Command Prompt in Windows® 7
Windows 7 is the latest version of Windows operating system developed by Microsoft. It is integrated with number of advanced features. Windows 7 operating system is available in six different editions, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate. But only the Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate are widely available at retail. The other Windows 7 editions are focused at other markets, such as enterprise use. With the use of Command Prompt, you can perform many functions in your Windows 7 system. Microsoft provides a number of commands to be used in Command Prompt with your Windows 7 operating system.
Here we will talk about Command Prompt and frequently used commands in Windows 7 are listed below:
- Command Prompt
- Common commands
- Shut down using Command Prompt
Command Prompt is the command-line interpreter on Windows operating systems. It is a non-graphical interface that allows you to interact with your operating system. To access Command Prompt in your Windows 7 operating system, type 'cmd' in 'Run' and press 'Enter'. Executable name of the Command Prompt is cmd.exe. It is a native program for the platform. Command Prompt provides access to over 180 commands.
Commands in Windows 7 are fairly similar to MS-DOS commands. Common commands in your Windows 7 include nbtstat, net, netcfg, netstat, etc. nbtstat command in Windows 7 is used to show the TCP/IP information about remote computer. netstat command is used to display the open network connections in your system. Prompt is a commonly used command in Windows 7 which is used to customize the appearance of the prompt text in Command Prompt.
You can shut down your system using the Command Prompt in your Windows 7 operating system. To see the available shut down options in the command mode, type shutdown in the Command Prompt and hit 'Enter'. To shut down your PC using the Command Prompt, you need to type 'shutdown/s'. Command for restarting the system is 'shutdown/r'.
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