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Is there a boot environment that is just a simple console?

I'm doing a bit of investigating into the file system of Windows (in this case, Windows 7), and there's been a few times now where I've had to alter something in System32. For those times, I've booted ...
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How to show CJK lang in the console at the same time?

What I've tried: Save both CJK and ASCII characters in the file encoded with UTF-8 chcp 65001 type file.txt It just printed out garbage ! How to show CJK lang in the console at the same time ...
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Cannot type non-ASCII character in console using UTF-8 (65001) codepage?

First, I type > chcp 950 to change console codepage 437 into codepage 950 I can type both non-ASCII character (TradChinese character) and ASCII. But, if I type > chcp 65001 I can only ...
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Why is there no option to choose codepage 65001 (UTF-8) as a default codepage in console window?

I can change codepage 950 (my computer's default) into codepage 65001 (UTF-8) : > chcp 65001 But why is there no option to choose codepage 65001 as a default codepage in console? Is it able ...
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Different kinds of PowerShell console being launched

I am on Windows 7, and when I launch a PowerShell console, depending on the situation, I get one of two kinds of prompts, as shown in the screen capture. The one on the right (with navy background) ...
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(When) is CONHOST.EXE actually necessary?

Background Last year I compiled a portable blog/web-server system that I can run from a flash-drive. It’s great and works wonderfully, especially on XP. The problem is that when it’s run in Windows ...
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Starting a program in a bat file using the Path variable

I often use a command line application. Its path is defined in the environment options, so in the PATH variable. When I manually launch the console and if I type the program name, it's launched. For ...
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What is wlan0 called on Windows?

I need to use some console admin tools on Windows 7 and I am used to Linux/Unix. So, in Linux I would type something like this command -param1 -param2 wlan0 and the command would do something on ...
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Windows 7: Strange behavior of console commands. Windows understand Linux

Somehow, my Windows 7 started tp understand Linux commands like cp, mv, rm, ls While it has been useful I want to know, what is it and what do I need to install for this feature?
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Start multiple console applications in a single window group?

I'm using a .cmd-file to start 5 instances of a service bus (using the "start" command in cmd). However, they are not the same executable. Is there any way to group these windows into one taskbar ...
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win7's cmd.exe doesn't show up

When I run cmd.exe, its window doesn't show up. Still, cmd.exe is listed in the processes list of the task manager. And unfortunately, it doesn't figure in the taskbar. Is the problem related to ...
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Is it possible to make Ctrl+C as responsive as Ctrl+Break in the Windows 7 console?

Is it possible to make Ctrl+C act like Ctrl+Break in the Windows 7 cmd.exe console? By default Ctrl+C seems to only send a signal the next time the input buffer is read, where Ctrl+Break sends a ...
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Switch console user remotely on windows

Sometimes I need to remote my home computer to make my kid's account logged-on physically and I'm currently using VNC to do that. Is it possible (with or without modification) to connect users to the ...
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windows console with ANSI colors handling

Is there any console emulator for Windows that interprets ANSI coloring? We use rspec and a part of our team use Windows and the special string for coloring are not very useful for them ;).
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Is there any way/tool to open a console executable and then the console stays open? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent the command prompt from closing after execution? When I open an exe using the windows explorer, the console opens and closes. Is there any way or tool to ...
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Setting the group policy without the console in Windows 7 Home Premium

I am trying to suppress the prompt that Windows Update provides after an update. All of the permanent solutions that I have found use the group policy management console to adjust the settings. I'm ...
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How do I use Console 2 with Windows?

Patience please: this is a for dummies question. I've never used a console before and I started to learn Ruby. I use cmd.exe in Windows, but it's bland and has no colour coding, which hurts my eyes. ...
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VMWare: Redirect linux console beep to sound card

I'm sitting in a large office of 20 people or so. I - as others - have headphones, so we do not disturb each other. The problem is that when my guest Linux beeps it "appears" on my laptop's internal ...
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Temporarily Changing Console Properties in Windows 7

In Windows XP, when you make a change to the console settings (not just for the command-prompt, but all console apps), eg dimensions, colors, fonts, etc., it asks if you want to make the changes ...
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Windows 7 unable to launch java control panel

whenever I click on java control panel, nothing happens. I did C:\Windows\System32>control java.cpl still nothing happens. I installed Java 6 update 24(the latest update), did not help. how do I ...
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What are the Requirements for Fullscreen Consoles in Windows 7?

When you try to switch a console to fullscreen in Windows 7, it gives the error This system does not support fullscreen mode. Of note is the part about “this system”, intimating that some systems do ...
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Windows-7 snap Windows-left/right doesn't work fully for console (command-prompt) in dual monitors

Start>Run>cmd Select the command shell window Use windows-left and -right. Observe that it doesn't go to all four positions (left of left monitor, right of left monitor, left of right monitor, right ...
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Windows 7 x64 Cannot Copy Text in 32-bit Console

Every time I attempt to mark a selection in a 32-bit console application, the selection cursor becomes incredibly slow and I start getting beeps; the selection disappears once I let up on the left ...
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Change default code page of Windows console to UTF-8

Currently I'm running Windows 7 x64 and usually I want all console tools to work with UTF-8 rather than with default code page 850. Running chcp 65001 in the command prompt prior to use of any tools ...
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How not to close the console output with Windows 7

I have a console program that prints out some data to the stdio. The problem is that when I click the program in explorer. The console pops up, and gone as soon as it prints out the data. How can I ...
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Some Windows 7 compatible utilities for console/command-line junkies?

As a command-line junkie, I routinely use quite a variety of tools from LIST to PC-Write 3.02 (used as a text editor with word-wrap, box-mode processing, and a few other tricks), QBASIC (nice for ...
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How can I change my console font to consolas in Windows 7?

My console font is hard to read, I'd love to have consolas instead. How can I change it?
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How to open the console during Windows 7 install?

During the Windows 7 install, there is a key combination you can press to get a console prompt. What is that key combination? I just can't remember and I just can't find it on Google or anything...
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What is the 'conhost.exe' process that shows up in Task Manager?

The process conhost.exe started showing up on Windows 7, and searching Google doesn't reveal an explanation of what this process is and why it shows up. What is the conhost.exe process?