Port of new cmd.exe to WIn 8/8.1?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Stilez, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Stilez

    Stilez MDL Novice

    Sep 16, 2009
    The new cmd.exe looks useful. Is there a thread buried somewhere about porting it to win 8 or 8.1, or can we just overwrite the .exe file?

    Also for someone experienced in porting (ReFS and other packages) - would simply replacing cmd.exe cause problems down the line, or is it sufficiently "standalone"?

    Thanks :)
  2. sevenacids

    sevenacids MDL Addicted

    Aug 17, 2012
    #2 sevenacids, Nov 14, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
    I don't think simply overwriting the Windows 8.1 cmd.exe with the Windows 10 one will work as the command-line processor depends on crucial system libraries (like ntdll.dll and low-level api-ms-win-* libraries, for example) which are naturally different for both OSs. To my understanding it's not as standalone as it looks like.

    Just give it a try in a VM and look what happens? :D