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EDIT:

In c:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe

I am in Windows 7.

I ran a Windows Search on:

DOS
MS-DOS
TERMINAL
COMMAND 
PROMPT
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It's not a DOS command prompt, it's the Windows command shell. (32-bit versions of Windows 7 do also have the DOS command shell, command.com, but this doesn't appear to be what you want.) – Harry Johnston Nov 22 '11 at 1:36

Just do start -> run -> cmd It should do the trick.

create a shortcut on desktop of c:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe and then set properties ?

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Or even Windows Key + R -> cmd – Mr Moose Nov 21 '11 at 6:03
    
I know but I need to set the properties tab on the actual prompt so I don't have to cd every time to my C++ directory – user73919 Nov 21 '11 at 6:04
    
Actually the path is at the top of the windows..it is in c:\Windows\system32 – user73919 Nov 21 '11 at 6:07
    
@stack.user.0 how does it make a difference ? – Gaurav Shah Nov 21 '11 at 6:09
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Not sure if I understand you correctly, but it sounds like you want a shortcut to opening a command prompt at a certain directory. If so, then when browsing directories in Windows Explorer, hold down your shift key while right clicking the target directory, then you'll get a context menu option "Open Command Window here". This saves you having to "cd every time". – Mr Moose Nov 21 '11 at 7:12

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