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My pony tripped over the first gopher hole..

 
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How in the heck do I open a command prompt window in XP?
 
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I think you should be able to open one by typing


in the "run" dialog box (which you can usually get to by typing the Windows key + r).
 
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You can also find the shortcut under start/all programs/accessories/command prompt (at least I think that is where it is, kinda different on vista so can't really look to be sure.)
 
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Thanks, guys! Both methods work. I finally found the icon inside the accessories folder, and typing cmd in the run prompt works, too. I also got Hello World to compile and run, so my path and classpath variables must be right! Whew! After all that work I think I deserve a cold one!
 
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And/Or
Double click on "My Computer". Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32 and find cmd.exe (make sure to choose cmd.exe and not command.com). Right click on the icon and choose "Create shortcut".
 
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At least your pony didn't break his leg.
 
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Yes, thankfully no broken bones! Now, I'm going to send myself the LogApp and see if I can get it set up on the new system. Then I won't have to keep switching my monitor back and forth. This new system is a lot faster on the downloads, if I can just learn to navigate!
 
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