Command Prompt on Windows® Vista®
How can the Command Prompt be opened on Windows Vista?
Windows Vista is an operating system developed by Microsoft. It offers advanced features and more value in terms of reliability and security. Also Windows Vista provides ease of deployment and efficient performance. The security features on Windows Vista protect it against the latest generation of online threats, such as worms, viruses, and spyware. The 'Command Prompt' on a system lets you execute commands without using a GUI. Almost every task that you may perform with the use of GUI and a mouse, can be accomplished using the Command Prompt. The Command Prompt gets its roots from a combination of UNIX and MS-DOS. Microsoft has launched Command Prompt sessions on Windows Vista. It is important to enter the commands correctly in order to reduce errors on the system. Each command would lead us to system files and any change on it would affect the system performance.
Some of the tips to open Command Prompt on Windows Vista and the things to keep in mind when doing so are:
- With shift and right-click
- By creating an administrator session shortcut
- With right-click for administrator privileges
With shift and right-click
You need to hold down 'Shift' and right-click on the desktop, and you will get the option of 'Open Command Window Here'. By doing that, you can open a Command Prompt queued to your current directory.
By creating an administrator session shortcut
You can create a shortcut to give you an elevated Command Prompt session by right-clicking on the desktop and creating a shortcut. For the location of the item, you need to type 'CMD' and click 'Next'. Name the shortcut 'CMD' and click 'Finish'. After that, right-click on the shortcut and choose 'Properties'. You need to select the 'Shortcut' tab, click 'Advanced properties', check 'Run as administrator', and click 'Ok'. By doing this, anytime you launch the shortcut, you may get administrator privileges, and your Command Prompt session would start in "C:Windowssystem32" instead of the normal "C:Users".
You can also edit the registry to add a right-click option for 'Administrator Command Prompt Here'. You need to open your registry by clicking the 'Start' menu and typing 'Regedit' in the 'Run' field. In the 'File' menu you need to click 'Import', navigate to your 'AdminPrompt.reg' file. and click 'Open'. You would get a message that says 'The keys and values contained in AdminPrompt.reg have been successfully added to the registry' and now click 'Ok'. Whenever you right-click a directory, you would now have the option of launching an Administrator Command Prompt Session queued for that current directory.