Obtaining a Command Prompt on a Windows 8 System
You can use several methods to obtain a command prompt on a Microsoft
Windows 8 or 8.1 system.
If you are already at the Windows 8 Start Screen, type
|Windows 8 Start Screen|
If you don't see the Windows 8 Start Screen, hit Ctrl-Esc, i.e.,
hit the Ctrl and Esc keys simultaneously, to get to that screen, then type
You should see a box with "Command Prompt" appearing to the right of an icon
showing "C:\_" and beneath "Apps Results for "cmd". Click somewhere within
that box. If you need to open a command prompt providing administrator
level access, right-click on that box and select "Run as administrator".
Hit the Windows key and
X simultaneously. You will then see the "Quick Links" menu of
options below. Select Command Prompt or Command Prompt
(Admin) if you need to run a command with administrator privileges.
Using either method, should give you a command prompt window similar to
the following where you can type commands.
Obtaining a command prompt in Windows 10
Created: March 15, 2014