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run Windows Defender from the Command Line

How to run Windows Defender from the Command Line

Windows Defender, as well as Microsoft Security Essentials, has the ability to scan, update or run other tasks from the command prompt. The application MpCmdRun.exe is situated in the %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender or %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Security Essentials folder respectively and is called as […]

How to open an elevated command prompt using a CMD

How do you normally open an elevated command prompt windows. In Windows 10/8/7 you right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. In Windows 10/8, you use the Win+X menu and select Command Prompt (Admin). But did you know […]

Basic Command Prompt Tips for Windows 10/8/7

Here are some basic Command Prompt Tricks and Tips to help a Windows user, while using the CMD in Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7. To begin, first, launch Command Prompt. Command Prompt Tips 1] Customize CMD window You […]

Defrag Options & Command line switches in Windows 10/8/7

The Disk Defragmenter in Windows 10/8/7 offers some additional options compared to that in Windows Vista. Its command line version has some additional switches. Open an elevated command prompt windows. Defrag Command line switches Type Defrag /? and hit Enter. This will […]

How to Run Command Prompt as an Administrator

A small tip on how to run your command prompt as an administrator or in other words, open an elevated command prompt, in Windows 7 or Windows 10/8. We have seen how to launch Command Prompt, and carry out many tasks. […]