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How to open a command prompt window in Windows 8 and 8.1.

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Follow these steps to access the command prompt.

  1. From the Start screen, press the Windows Logo + X key combination.
  2. On the menu, click Command Prompt.
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  3. The Command Prompt window will appear.

    NOTE:  If you wish to open the Command Prompt window with administrator rights, click the Command Prompt (Admin) option.