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Win Run DOS programs

In Windows, users can run DOS programs along side Windows programs. Pressing Alt-Tab switches between all open DOS and Windows applications. DOS programs are usually run in a window so they can be moved around with other open windows. In addition, data can be cut, copied and pasted between other DOS and Windows programs.

In Windows XP, DOS programs can be run full screen as they would have in their native DOS environment. In XP, to switch between a window and full screen, press Alt-Enter.


START DOS APPLICATION BY NAME
Select RUN from the Start menu and type in the path to the program. See Win Run command.


START DOS APPLICATION FROM AN ICON
Double click on the program icon in a folder, on the desktop or from Explorer.


PLACE A DOS APPLICATION IN THE START MENU
1. Right click Start menu and select Explore.
2. Find the DOS program in its folder and drag
it to the Start menu. A shortcut to the
program will be created in the Start menu.


END DOS APPLICATION
End your DOS application as you normally would. If the window remains on screen, click X at top right side of window.


RUN DOS PROGRAM IN A WINDOW (WINDOWS XP)
Press Alt-Enter to toggle between full screen and window modes.


COPY TEXT FROM A DOS WINDOW
1. Click button at top left of window.
2. Select Edit/Mark.
3. Highlight text and press Enter.


COPY TEXT TO A DOS WINDOW
1. Click button at top left of window.
2. Select Edit/Paste.


OPEN A FOLDER WITH THE DOS COMMAND LINE
You can make the DOS prompt a menu option when you right click a folder and open up a command line with the prompt at that folder.

Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
1. Hold Shift key down.
2. Right click folder in right windowpane.
3. Select Open command window here.





Win Run command

All programs in Windows can be launched by name from the Run command line. You can run an .EXE, .COM, .BAT or .CMD program by entering its full name and path, or Browse the folder hierarchy to find it. Utility programs that come with Windows, such as the Registry editor (REGEDIT.EXE), do not need a path. For example, just type regedit and press Enter. See also Win Run As Administrator and Win Run As Different User. To retrieve the Run command line, do the following:

Windows 8.1 and 10
Right click Start menu/Run.
or Windows Key+R

Windows XP and 7
Start menu/Run.
or Windows Key+R





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