MS-DOS Prompt in Windows XP, Vista and 7

Older versions of Windows had the MS-DOS prompt conveniently located in the programs file. For some reason, Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7 buried it in Accessories and renamed it “Command Prompt”. So, how do we get there from here?


To get a DOS prompt in Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7, you can go the long way… Start>Programs>Accessories, and select ” Command Prompt “, or you can simply go to Start , Run , type in “CMD” and click OK . Vista is just the same: Go to the search bar and type in CMD.


There you have it, your long lost friend, waiting for your command, and although there aren’t many programs that use it these days, it’s nice to know it still exists!


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  1. I have a older computer running windows 98. My old printer quit so i would like to use my HP deskjet 670c from my xp computer on this system but i have not been able to load a driver from the web do to windows 98 not being supported any more. Where can i locate a driver that will work with this os for this printer?

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