9 Top Useful Windows Commands you should know | Full detail | Work like a Pro | windows10 | 9technoadda

9 Top Useful Windows Commands you should know | Full detail | Work like a Pro | windows10 | 9technoadda

cmd, This is the way you explore your Pc. Command prompt work as Postman, it collaborates with the users through an order line interface. You can call it commands. We can access many advanced & useful features through the command line in a very simple way.

There are more than 250 commands available for windows. But it's not too easy to remind all of them. So I created a list of the top 9 commands which are most useful for every user. 

Some important facts you should know before using the command line.

Some Commands need Administrator permission to execute So you'll have to open a command prompt as an administrator so that you can run commands that require administrator privileges.

How to open command prompts! All methods.

a. Just Open a command prompt with a shortcut key using "Win+R" & Type "cmd" >Press enter.

b. You can also simply open it by searching "cmd" in the search box.
c. You can directly go to the 'Start menu and click on the 'command prompt' under the 'Windows system tab'. 

d. You can also simply right-click on the 'start menu' or press "winKey+X" and select 'Windows PowerShell' in the updated version of windows10. (Some users can get 'Command prompts' written instead of 'Windows PowerShell'.

e. To Open command prompts as administrator type 'cmd' in search box>right click on 'command prompt'>select 'Run as administrator'. 

How to abort any executed command during the process.

"Ctrl+C" command is used to abort any executed command. In case you set a command to formate your PC and pressed enter. Suddenly, you remind that you forgot some important files to backup.  

Now if you want to stop any running command immediately? Simply press "Ctrl+C".

you can also type "exit" and press enter to abort any executed command line. 

If you want to clear your current command page you can simply type "cls" & press enter.                                       

List of 9 Top Useful Windows Commands you should know

Here is a list of the top 9 Useful Commands. every user should know. All these commands are going to very useful in your daily lifestyle. 

9. "sfc/scannow"

Administrator permission required

Open cmd prompt as Administrator & type "sfs/scannow" & press enter to execute.

Scan your full system files & Frameworks to find any error or corrupt file, if there is? This command will automatically fix them up by replacing corrupt files with a cached copy that is located in a compressed folder at %WinDir%\System32\dllcache.

8. netsh wlan show profile

Open cmd prompt & type "netsh wlan show profile" & press enter to execute.

Show a complete list of all wireless connections you had ever connected. This command will help you to gather complete information about wirelessly connected networks. Using this command we can also retrieve password, IP address, etc of WLAN connections.

7. powercfg/energy

Administrator Permission is required.

Open cmd prompt as Administrator & type "powercfg/energy" & press enter to execute.

This command will create detailed information about your system's power consumption. You can see a complete power efficiency report including all spotted errors and solutions. 

You can view this report by just typing "energy-report.html" & press enter.

Or you can directly view this report by opening: C:/WINDOWS/system32/energy-report.html

6. wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

Open cmd prompt & type "wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey" & press enter to execute.

Type the above command in the command prompt to retrieve your current windows Product Key in case you lost it. 

5. ipconfig/all

Open cmd prompt & type "ipconfig/all" & press enter to execute.

This command will show you complete detailed information about your current network connection. It'll show you Hostname, IP-address, DNS server, Physical address, etc about your current connected network.


Just open the command prompt & type ' nslookup '. Press enter > enter your desired website link > Press enter.

Ns-lookup means Name server lookup. Using this command line you can get all DNS records (IP address, domain name, etc) of any network or website.  you can also enter the IP address at the place of the website link. This command is also used during the troubleshooting of DNS server issues.

3. tasklist & taskkill

Open cmd prompt & type "tasklist" & press enter to execute.

This will show you a list of all currently running programs & processes. Here you can manage them & also can retrieve the image name & PID no. of each task.

You can simply type ' taskkill /f /PID abcd ' (where abcd Will be the PID no. of that process) to force close that process. this will definitely improve your PC performance.

2. sigverif

Open cmd prompt & type "sigverif" & press enter to execute.

"sigverif" is one of the most important command lines to use. By using this command you can check whether your system files are digitally verified or not. To maintain the integrity of your PC or Laptop, all essential files which are present in your system are digitally signed by its developers. So any changes to these files can be easily detected by Using the ' sigverif ' command. you can also fix those unverified detected files directly.

1. "help" or "cmd /?"

Open cmd prompt & type "help" & press enter to execute.

Using the "help" command you can get a full list of all working commands available for your system. Just type "help" & press enter.

You can also use the "/?" sign after any command to see a complete guide and a list of all sub-commands. ex. tasklist/?, nslookup/?, powercfg/?, etc. Just add the "/?" sign after any command to view all the detailed help about that command.

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