Windows 10 Command Prompt in Windows 8.1

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  1. orbidia

    orbidia MDL Junior Member

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    I'll be using Windows 8.1 for a while longer. There is one Windows 10 improvement that would be nice if it could be brought over to Windows 8.1: the improved Command Prompt.

    Is it possible to just copy over Windows 10 Windows/System32/cmd.exe into Windows 8.1 and use that instead of the Windows 8.1 Command Prompt? Would there be any potential problems in the future?

    If this works, could this be done with Windows 7 too?

    Searching for this in Google shows no results at all. It seems like nobody anywhere has ever tried it!
     
  2. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    What's the difference your seeing? I use the command prompt in 7/81/10 & wouldn't see any difference at all. Win 7 doesn't have hidden variable %firmware_type% but that's my only non issue.
    What are you after???
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Why you do not do it yourself?
    For example, I can not try, because I do not have Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. I have only Windows 10.
     
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  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Ocygord MDL Senior Member

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    It cannot be done. cmd.exe is locked in windows 10 only will not start on any other windows os.
    Use ConEmu instead, it way better than 10's cmd.
     
  6. orbidia

    orbidia MDL Junior Member

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    Well that explains it!

    ConEmu looks excellent. Thanks.
     
  7. crashnburn

    crashnburn MDL Senior Member

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    Is there a way to run ConEmu, the way CommandPrompt here is run in specific folders with Admin privileges?
     
  8. ohenry

    ohenry MDL Novice

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    I have been using TCC/LE in Windows since ... well, I don't remember exactly. When did 4DOS first come out anyway? A quick search says Windows95, so that long I guess. And TCC/LE is free for personal use, so ...
     
  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Since I used 4DOS (Shareware at that time) together with MS-DOS 5.0 / 6.2x, it's out a lot longer than Win95. Wikipedia says the original release is from 1989-02-15 - Win95 was nowhere to be seen, then.
     
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