Usefull Windows commands

In Windows, if you go to the Start menu you can find the shortcut to Run….

Appwiz.cpl – Deleting programs
calc – calculator
charmap – character table the
chkdsk – Utility to check the disk
cleanmgr – utility for cleaning disks
cmd – Command line
compmgmt.msc – Computer Management
control – Control Panel
control admintools – Administrative
control desktop – Display Settings / Personalization
control folders – folder Options
control fonts – Fonts
control keyboard – keyboard properties
control mouse – mouse properties
control printers – devices and printers
control schedtasks – task Scheduler
desk.cpl – devmgmt.msc screen Resolution – Manager
dfrgui device – defragment disks
diskmgmt. msc – Disk Management
dxdiag – DirectX diagnostic Tools
eventvwr.msc – View events explorer
firefox – browser Firefox
firewall.cpl – Firewall Windows
iexplore – Internet browser Explorer
inetcpl.cpl – properties browser Internet Explorer
logoff – Exit Windows user account
magnify – magnifying glass
main.cpl – mouse properties
migwiz – migration tool Windows
mmsys.cpl data – audio Setup
mrt – malicious software removal tool
msconfig – msinfo32 system Configuration – Details
mspaint system – Graphic editor Paint
ncpa.cpl – Network connections
notepad – Notepad
osk – screen keyboard
perfmon – system monitor
powercfg.cpl – Power
psr – tool Steps Recorder
regedit – registry editor
shutdown – Shutdown Windows
sysdm.cpl – system properties
syskey – protection database Windows
taskmgr – tasks manager
timedate.cpl – date and time setting
utilman – Access Center
verifier – driver verifier Manager
wab – Address book Windows
winver – version Windows
wmplayer – Player Windows Media Player
write – editor Wordpad
wscui.cpl – support Center

How to Add or remove (Uninstall) programs on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012:

1. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu choose “Control Panel“.


2a. If your view is by: Category, open “Uninstall a program” under “Programs” group.


2b. If your view is by: Small Icons, open “Programs and Features” option.


3.Select the program or application you want to be removed and choose “Uninstall/Change”.