With all the command line tools that I have, I’m always needing to spawn a CMD prompt to do this or that, and it always seems that I’m in Windows Explorer at the time. So in Windows 8, my new favorite way to open a CMD prompt is built into Explorer.
- Click on File
- Highlight Open command prompt
- Select the option you want (I do everything in an administrator prompt)
It opens up a CMD prompt at the location where Explorer had open. You can also use this method to open up Windows PowerShell.