Within the Windows 7 operating system there are a total of over 180 commands that you can use to run your Windows 7 operating system. You use these commands to run processes with in your computer. As well you can use these commands to make changes to your network, set up scheduled tasks, and other things as well. Now the commands in Windows 7 are similar to those in classic MS-DOS. Although MS-DOS prompt is not included into Windows 7, but the commands are similar. Now I am not going to list all of the commands in Windows 7 in this article, but the commands that I list will be in alphabetical order. So first I will start with the A’s and then so on. As well I would like to say that if you want to know the full details of a command, all you have to do is type /? after you type in the command. ( Make sure that you leave a space between the command and /? when you type it all in.
Now for our first set of commands I will start with the A’s. This first command is the Append command. This command is used by other programs that will allow you to open files and folders that are located in another directory as if they were in the current directory. This next command is the ARP command, it allows you to change or display entries that are located in the arp cache. This command is called the Assoc command. The Assoc command allows you to change or display the file type with in a particular file extension. The AT command is a command that can be used to schedule commands and programs to run at a specific time and day.
Now we move on the B’s. This first one is called Bcdedit. What this commands does is it allows you to change the Boot Configuration Data. This next one is call Bitsadmin. This command allows you to manage, monitor, or create downloads and uploads. This one is called bootcfg. This command allows you to view, build, or modify the contents of the boot.ini file. The next command that I am going to give is know as the Break command. The break command allows you to clear or set the CTRL + C checking on DOS systems.
Now with the C’s. The first one that I am going to discuss is called the cacls command. This command allows you to change or display the access control list of files. The call command is the next one that we are going to talk about. The call command allows you to run a script or batch program from within another script or batch program. Certreq is the next command that I will discuss. The Certreq command allows you to perform certificate authentication functions. The next command is Chdir. The Chdir command lists the current folder and drive letter that you are in. This command can also be used to change to the folder and drive letter that you want to work in. Now for the last command of the C’s that we are going to discuss is the chkdsk. The Chkdsk command is used to check and repair certain types of errors on your hard drive.
Now on to the D’s. The first one that I am going to discuss is the defrag command. The defrag command is the command line version of Disk Defragmentor. What the defrag command does is it allows you to defrag your hard drive from the command line interface. The next command is the DEL command. The del command allows you to delete files and folders with in your system. The next command is called Diskcomp. The Diskcomp command allows you to compare the contents of two different floppy disks. The last command in the D’s that we are going to talk about is the Diskpart command. The diskpart command allows you to delete, manage, or create hard drive partitions.
Now for this one we are going to skip the E’s and move on to the F’s. For the first one I am going to discuss is called the Fc command. The Fc command allows you to compare the differences between two files or sets of files, and then shows you the differences between them. The next one I will discuss is the Find command. The Find command allows you to search for text strings with in a text file. This next one is called the format command. What this command does is it allows you to format the hard drive.
Now these are only a few of the over 180 commands with in the Windows 7 operating system. There are many more than just these few that I have here. I hope that you enjoy this article and as well I hope that it is informative for you as well.