The Solution to the Command Prompt Issue in Vista

I need to get off of Vista, because frankly it sucks! When I want to use the command prompt in Vista I have to be sure it sees me in admin role (even though my user profile is admin). I don’t use the command prompt often, so everytime I do I have to figure out how to get it to work all over again. Therefore, I decided to put the process here so all I have to remember is to come to this post. Hopefully this is helpful to other unlucky Vista users. ~Paul

You know you need to be in admin mode if you receive the below error when running a command (I used ipconfig as an example).

‘ipconfig’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

If you receive this than you need to follow this process:

  1. Go to control panel (classic view)
  2. Choose administrator tools
  3. Then system configuration
  4. Click on the tools tab
  5. Launch the Command Prompt (second to bottom in my list).

This loooooooooong process will make sure you can execute your commands. Thanks Microsoft for making an easy task ten times more complicated!

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