Category: CMD Tricks


This tutorial will show any Windows user how they can open an “elevated” command prompt, which will allow them to not only control the files and settings of the user they are currently logged in as but the entire computer system as a whole. Read below to find out how you can open an “elevated” command prompt in just seconds.

In case you don’t know, an “elevated” command prompt allows you to operate the “command prompt” with complete administrative control over the computer system. This is necessary for tasks that require administrative privileges and also allows full control over all files on the Windows operating system (excluding files that are currently in use of course).

 

The first thing you must do in order to open this specialized type of command prompt, is to begin at the method below that you believe is most appropriate to your computer system:

 

Method 1

 

Click the “start” button in the bottom left of your screen, in the taskbar.

 

Once you have clicked the “start” button and the menu has popped up, you must move your mouse pointer to the text at the bottom of the menu, which should read “All Programs” and then leave your mouse on the text until the context menu to the right appears.

 

Once the context menu appears, you should notice a list of most of the programs that you have installed on your computer, as well as the programs that came factory installed when you bought your computer. From this list you must move and hold your mouse pointer over the text reading “Accessories”, which should be at the top left of the context menu.

 

Once the sub-context menu appears from “Accessories” you must then locate the text “Command Prompt” and right click the text. When you right click the text “Command Prompt”, you will be given a small context menu, from this menu you must click “Run As…”

 

Once you click “Run As…”, you will be given a small windows that will have two buttons, which you can select. One button will say “Current user <username here>” and the button beneath will say “The following user”. You will need to select “The following user” and then enter the login details for the administrator on your computer and then click the “OK” button, located in the bottom right of the window.

 

Your command prompt with full administrative control will now be open.

 

Method 2

 

Right click on your desktop and then select “New” and “Shortcut”.

 

Type into the first text box the text below:

cmd.exe

 

Now hit the “Enter” key or click the “Next” button. Then, in the next text box that appears you can name the shortcut to whichever name you would like to appear on the desktop and then hit “Enter”.

 

You will now notice that there is a new shortcut on your desktop. In order to use this shortcut you must right click it and select “Run As” and then select the correct button and enter the administrative login details for your computer and then click “OK” or hit the “Enter” key.

 

Once you do this you will open a command prompt that will have administrative control over your computer.

That’s it, you now have your own, easy to access administrative command prompt, to use whenever you feel necessary. Enjoy your newfound Windows command prompt knowledge.

This guide is written for those of you still under possession of one of the ancient machines running Windows 95/98 who want to rebuild the system although you are being impeded by the classic drag known as the “BIOS password”. Read below to find out how to remove that irritating BIOS password that has stopped you entering your machine for so long.

The process of removing your BIOS password in Windows 95/98 is a very simple one as it only requires four steps.

Follow the steps listed below in sequence to remove that unwanted BIOS password and access your classic machine in under a minute!

  1. Start up Windows.
  2. Open CMD and type the following, without the quotes “debug”.
  3. Type the following text exactly as shown below:

o 70 10

0 71 20

quit

exit

 

Entering the above into the command prompt will completely remove your BIOS password on Windows 95 or Windows 98. Once you have entered the above commands you must restart your computer. When you restart your computer and enter the BIOS screen by hitting the appropriate keys during system startup, allowing you to enter the BIOS directly, without the need for a single password!

Be sure to use this next time your old PC happens to need some revival, either for a real purpose or for some good old humour. Enjoy your newfound Windows BIOS flashing knowledge.

This guide will allow you to make a cool clock using the command prompt in windows. The clock is in digital format and can be changed to any colour you wish by using colour codes in the code. Read below to find out how you can do it.

Firstly you need to open notepad. You can do this in one of two ways; by going to the start bar and then looking through your list of programs to find it or you could do it the 1337 way, which of course is to use the Win+R key combination (Windows key + R). Doing this will open up a small dialogue in the bottom left of the screen. Now, to open notepad you will need to type into the dialogue box “notepad”. Once you have typed this and clicked “OK” or pressed “Enter” notepad will open.

 

Now that you have opened notepad you can begin coding your cmd clock program. The code you will need to type into notepad to create your batch script program is as follows:

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@echo off
title DOS-Based Clock
color 0a
cls

   :CLOCK

cls
echo The current time is: %time%
goto CLOCK

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Once you have typed or copied that code into notepad you will need to save it as a .bat file. To do this you will need to hit Ctrl+S or go to File/Save. Now, you need to be careful to make sure you don’t accidentally save it as a text (.txt) file. To change the file type of which you are saving to you need to click the box next to “Save as type” and then select “All files”. Now in the filename text box you will save the file to a directory of your choice as “clock.bat”. Be sure that you have selected “All files” and that you have remembered to save it as “clock.bat”.

 

Now, once you have saved the file you will need to open the batch file. When you open the batch file the program will load and will look like this:

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As you can now see, this program will tell you the time to the millisecond.

Now you know how easy it is to make a command prompt clock. If you would like to know how to make a clock that tells you the date and the time then focus your eyes on my other cmd guides for the “How to make a clock with the time and date”. Enjoy your newfound cmd knowledge.

This is for all of you matrix fans who would like to add that matrix element to their PC. Have fun or even use it to prank people, it is up to you.

Firstly you will need to open up notepad. You can do this by either finding the notepad file in the start menu or you could do it the easier way. To do it the easy way all you need to do is hold Windows+R (the Windows key + R). This will open up a dialogue box which you can open certain programs, one of these programs is of course notepad. Type in the dialogue box “notepad” and click “OK” or hit “Enter”. Now you will have notepad open and you can begin coding your matrix scrolling program.

 

Firstly you will need to type a code into notepad. The basic code which can be easily modified is as follows:

 

@echo off
color 02
:start
echo %random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%%random%
goto :start

 

You will now need to save the notepad document. Be sure to select “All Files” in the “Save as type” box. You need to save this file as a “.bat” file. This can be done once you have selected “All Files” and then saved it as <name>.bat. For example click the box in the “Save as type” dialogue box and then type in the “Filename” text box “matrix.bat” and save it. Now the file will be saved in your chosen directory and its icon will appear as a white prompt with a gear or multiple gears.

 

Now run your file and enjoy you creation.

 

This code will initiate a continuous rain of randomized numbers moving from the top of the command prompt window towards the bottom until you close the window.

 

Your command prompt window should look like this although it will be rapidly scrolling so it will appear just as it does on the matrix:

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That’s it, you just made your own matrix scrolling program.

This is always good to make a friend think you are doing something mischievous on a computer system. Have fun with your newfound command prompt knowledge.

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