On every Windows machine that I've ever owned (or used at work), I've assigned a Shortcut key to open a Command Prompt window on entering the shortcut key.
If you enter this shortcut key several times then you get several command prompt windows opening concurrently - which is what I expect.
My latest Windows home laptop came with Windows 7 & I was still able to set it up to perform this function. My laptop @ work was until recently an XP machine, which again I setup to behave in this way.
However, when my laptop @ work was recently upgraded to a Windows 7 machine, & I defined the shortcut key as usual, it now opens only one command prompt window. As long as this window is open, any further use of the shortcut key merely switches to that open window.
How can I get the intended behavior of opening multiple window? I suspect that it may have something to do with the registry but I haven't been able to narrow it down thus far. Any ideas?