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?

Simple!

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.

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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!

~Andrew

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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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