I recently installed Windows XP on a computer because I wanted to confirm some stuff with WMIC. What I wanted to confirm is not relevant to my problem. WMIC is NOT THERE. On Windows 7 I can type "WMIC" from the command line and it runs just fine. On another iteration of XP I typed WMIC and it had to install it, fine. I can't use it there because what I'm testing requires a format.

I've updated EVERYTHING and installed all service packs (first two than the unofficial four) but it's still not there! I did a search for the file, and it didn't find it. I went to the folder in which the file is supposed to be, and it wasn't there (Windows\System32\wbem). What did I do wrong? How do I install WMIC onto Windows XP?

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    Which version of XP is it? Home versions don't have proper/full WMI support. – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 17 '14 at 19:53
  • IT IS HOME EDITION. FORGET MY LIFE. Thanks -.-; – Will Nov 17 '14 at 19:59
  • No problem., I threw it in an official answer, for completeness. ;) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Nov 17 '14 at 20:01

Home versions of XP don't have proper/full WMI support, so the odds are the WMIC utility just isn't included, regardless of the SP or updates applied.

If you really need it, perhaps try taking a copy from an XP Pro machine.

  • As an alternative, you can also install PowerShell and use Get-WmiObject – Maxence Feb 1 '16 at 14:10

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