Thursday, May 28, 2009

112 useful Windows XP commands

Here is a list of 112 useful Windows XP commands. You can run it from the command prompt, or using the Run command located in the Start menu.
  1. Accessibility Controls: access.cpl
  2. Add Hardware Wizard: hdwwiz.cpl
  3. Add/Remove Programs: appwiz.cpl
  4. Administrative Tools: control admintools
  5. Automatic Updates: wuaucpl.cpl
  6. Bluetooth Transfer Wizard: fsquirt
  7. Calculator: calc
  8. Certificate Manager: certmgr.msc
  9. Character Map: charmap
  10. Check Disk Utility: chkdsk
  11. Clipboard Viewer: clipbrd
  12. Command Prompt: cmd
  13. Component Services: dcomcnfg
  14. Computer Management: compmgmt.msc
  15. Date and Time Properties: timedate.cpl
  16. DDE Shares: ddeshare
  17. Device Manager: devmgmt.msc
  18. Direct X Control Panel: directx.cpl
  19. Direct X Troubleshooter: dxdiag
  20. Disk Cleanup Utility: cleanmgr
  21. Disk Defragment: dfrg.msc
  22. Disk Management: diskmgmt.msc
  23. Disk Partition Manager: diskpart
  24. Display Properties: control desktop
  25. Display Properties: desk.cpl
  26. Display Properties (Appearence tab): control color
  27. Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility: drwtsn32
  28. Driver Verifier Utility: verifier
  29. Event Viewer: eventvwr.msc
  30. File Signature Verification Tool: igverif
  31. Findfast: findfast.cpl
  32. Folders Properties: control folders
  33. Fonts: control fonts
  34. Fonts Folder: fonts
  35. Free Cell Card Game: freecell
  36. Game Controllers: joy.cpl
  37. Group Policy Editor: gpedit.msc
  38. Hearts Card Game: mshearts
  39. Hyper Terminal: hypertrm
  40. Iexpress Wizard: iexpress
  41. Indexing Service: ciadv.msc
  42. Internet Properties: inetcpl.cpl
  43. IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration): ipconfig /all
  44. IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /displaydns
  45. IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents): ipconfig /flushdns
  46. IP Configuration (Release All Connections): ipconfig /release
  47. IP Configuration (Renew All Connections): ipconfig /renew
  48. IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS): ipconfig /registerdns
  49. IP Configuration: ipconfig /showclassid
  50. IP Configuration: ipconfig /setclassid
  51. ava Control Panel: jpicpl32.cpl
  52. Java Control Panel: javaws
  53. Keyboard Properties: control keyboard
  54. Local Security Settings: secpol.msc
  55. Local Users and Groups: lusrmgr.msc
  56. Logs You Out Of Windows: logoff
  57. Mcft Chat: winchat
  58. Minesweeper Game: winmine
  59. Mouse Properties: control mouse
  60. Mouse Properties: main.cpl
  61. Network Connections: control netconnections
  62. Network Connections: ncpa.cpl
  63. Network Setup Wizard: netsetup.cpl
  64. Notepad: notepad
  65. Nview Desktop Manager: nvtuicpl.cpl
  66. Object Packager: packager
  67. ODBC Data Source Administrator: odbccp32.cpl
  68. On Screen Keyboard: osk
  69. Opens AC3 Filter: ac3filter.cpl
  70. Password Properties: password.cpl
  71. Performance Monitor: perfmon.msc
  72. Performance Monitor: perfmon
  73. Phone and Modem Options: telephon.cpl
  74. Power Configuration: powercfg.cpl
  75. Printers and Faxes: control printers
  76. Private Character Editor: eudcedit
  77. Quicktime: QuickTime.cpl
  78. Regional Settings: intl.cpl
  79. Registry Editor: regedit
  80. Remote Desktop: mstsc
  81. Removable Storage: ntmsmgr.msc
  82. Removable Storage Operator Requests: ntmsoprq.msc
  83. Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof): rsop.msc
  84. Scanners and Cameras: sticpl.cpl
  85. Scheduled Tasks: control schedtasks
  86. Security Center: wscui.cpl
  87. Services: services.msc
  88. Shared Folders: fsmgmt.msc
  89. Shuts Down Windows: shutdown
  90. Sounds and Audio: mmsys.cpl
  91. Spider Solitare Card Game: spider
  92. SQL Client Configuration: cliconfg
  93. System Configuration Editor: sysedit
  94. System Configuration Utility: msconfig
  95. System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately): sfc /scannow
  96. System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot): sfc /scanonce
  97. System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot): sfc /scanboot
  98. System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting): sfc /revert
  99. System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache): sfc /purgecache
  100. System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x): sfc /cachesize=x
  101. System Properties: sysdm.cpl
  102. Task Manager: taskmgr
  103. Telnet Client: telnet
  104. User Account Management: nusrmgr.cpl
  105. Utility Manager: utilman
  106. Windows Firewall: firewall.cpl
  107. Windows Magnifier: magnify
  108. Windows Management Infrastructure: wmimgmt.msc
  109. Windows System Security Tool: syskey
  110. Windows Update Launches: wupdmgr
  111. Windows XP Tour Wizard: tourstart
  112. Wordpad: write

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