Windows 10 operating system commands
The Windows operating system provides various commands that you can run from the "Run" dialog or the Command Prompt. These commands allow you to access different tools and settings quickly. Here are some examples:
msconfig: System Configuration - Allows you to configure system startup, services, and other settings.
devmgmt.msc: Device Manager - Manages hardware devices installed on your computer.
appwiz.cpl: Add or Remove Programs - Opens the "Programs and Features" window to uninstall or change installed programs.
services.msc: Services - Manages system services, which are background processes that run on your computer.
compmgmt.msc: Computer Management - Provides access to various system tools like Disk Management, Event Viewer, and more.
diskmgmt.msc: Disk Management - Manages disk drives connected to your computer.
gpedit.msc: Group Policy Editor - Configures system settings and policies for users and computers.
regedit: Registry Editor - Allows you to view and edit the Windows registry, which stores configuration settings.
cmd or command: Command Prompt - Opens the command-line interface for running various commands.
control: Control Panel - Opens the Control Panel, where you can access various system settings.
calc: Calculator - Opens the Windows Calculator.
dxdiag: DirectX Diagnostic Tool - Provides information about your system's DirectX installation and hardware.
notepad: Opens the Notepad text editor.
winver: Displays the Windows version and build information.
shutdown /s /t 0: Shuts down the computer immediately.
shutdown /r /t 0: Restarts the computer immediately.
ipconfig: Displays IP configuration information for all network interfaces.
ping [hostname or IP address]: Tests network connectivity to a specific host.
taskmgr: Task Manager - Opens the Task Manager to view and manage running processes.
control desktop: Personalization settings.
Remember that some commands may require administrative privileges, so it's a good idea to run the Command Prompt or other tools as an administrator by right-clicking and selecting "Run as administrator." Additionally, be cautious while using advanced tools like the Registry Editor, as changes to system settings can have significant consequences. Always make sure you know what you are doing or seek guidance before making changes.
Yes, the commands I provided are applicable to Windows 10. These commands have been commonly used across various versions of the Windows operating system, including Windows 10. You can run these commands in the "Run" dialog (accessible by pressing Win + R) or in the Command Prompt.
However, keep in mind that certain commands or features might be specific to certain editions or versions of Windows 10, and some commands may require administrative privileges. If you encounter any issues, make sure you are running the commands with the necessary permissions.
If you are unsure about a particular command or its usage, you can always check the official Microsoft documentation or seek guidance to ensure that you are using the commands appropriately for your specific needs.
The secpol.msc command launches the "Local Security Policy" editor on Windows systems. It provides a graphical user interface for managing security policies on a local computer. You can use this tool to configure various security settings, including account policies, user rights assignment, audit policies, and more.
Here's how you can run it:
Press Win + R to open the Run dialog.
Type secpol.msc and press Enter.
This will open the Local Security Policy editor, where you can navigate through different categories to view and configure security policies for your Windows system. Please note that some advanced security settings may be available only in certain editions of Windows 10 (such as Professional or Enterprise). If you are using a Home edition, you may not have access to all features in the Local Security Policy editor.