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Windows 8 Command Prompt Commands

A Complete List of CMD Commands in Windows 8



The bootsect command is used to configure the master boot code to one compatible with Windows 8 (BOOTMGR).

The bootsect command is only available from the Command Prompt in System Recovery Options.


The break command sets or clears extended CTRL+C checking on DOS systems.

The break command is available in Windows 8 to provide compatibility with MS-DOS files but it has no effect in Windows 8 itself.


The cacls command is used to display or change access control lists of files.

Even though the cacls command is available in Windows 8, it's being phased out. Microsoft recommends that you use the icacls command instead.


The call command is used to run a script or batch program from within another script or batch program.

The call command has no effect outside of a script or batch file. In other words, running the call command at the Command Prompt will do nothing.


The Cd command is the shorthand version of the chdir command.


The certreq command is used to perform various certification authority (CA) certificate functions.


The certutil command is used to dump and display certification authority (CA) configuration information in addition to other CA functions.


The change command changes various terminal server settings like install modes, COM port mappings, and logons.


The chcp command displays or configures the active code page number.


The chdir command is used to display the drive letter and folder that you are currently in. Chdir can also be used to change the drive and/or directory that you want to work in.

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