25 Most Useful Windows 10 Commands

Posted on 15th December 2017

Although most people use a mouse to click their way around Windows there are a few who would prefer to standout from that crowd and type a command from the command line or Run command box to accomplish their tasks. Not merely does it makes them look like a pro but also it offers the power, flexibility and ease of access. So here is a list of 25 most useful Windows 10 commands for your day to day tasks. You may run these commands from the Command Prompt or from the Run box.

To access the Run box press the Windows key + R in your keyboard. To access Command Prompt type cmd in the run box or search box and press Enter. The Run box will close automatically after a command is executed and you need to open it again for the next command. Therefore if I want to run multiple commands I would open a command prompt.

NoUse this commandTo do this
1appwiz.cplOpen Programs and Features
2compmgmtOpen Computer Management
3controlOpen Control Panel
4cleanmgrOpen Disk Cleanup
5devmgmt Open Device Manager
6diskmgmtOpen Disk Management
7eventvwrOpen Event Viewer
8hdwwizStart Add Hardware Wizard
9mmcOpen Microsoft Management Console
10msconfigOpen System Configuration
11msinfo32Open System Information
12mstscOpen Remote Desktop Connection
13netplwizOpen Advanced User Accounts Control Panel
14ncpa.cplOpen Network Connections
15perfmonOpen Performance Monitor
16sysdm.cplOpen System Properties
17resmonOpen Resoure Monitor
18rstruiStart System Restore Wizard
19services.mscOpen Windows Services
20sdcltOpen Backup and Restore (Windows 7)
21sluiOpen Windows Activation
22taskmgrOpen Task Manager
23taskschdOpen Task Scheduler
24wfOpen Windows Defender Firewall settings
25winverShow Windows version

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