Four ways to launch Command Prompt on a Windows 8 computer:
Method 1: Enable Command Prompt in the Apps list.
Step 1: Open the Apps list by right-clicking an icon on the Start menu and selecting All apps in the lower right. Alternatively, you can also right-click on any space on the menu.
Step 2: Click Command Prompt in the list to activate it.
Method 2: Turn on Command Prompt by Search.
Step 1: Press the WIN key (Windows key ) and the C key to open the Charms menu and select Search in it.
Step 2: Type Command Prompt in the blank search box, as the following screen shows.
Step 3: Select Command Prompt in the search results.
Method 3: Enable Command Prompt in the Quick Access menu.
Simultaneously press the WIN key and X key to open the Quick Access Menu, and then select Command Prompt in it, as shown in the screenshot below.
Tips: This method can be applied to the Start menu or screen.
Method 4: Use the Run command to launch the Command Prompt.
Step 1: Click the Desktop Icon on the Start menu to enter the desktop.
Step 2: Open the Run dialog box by pressing the WIN key and the R key simultaneously.
- Type cmd in the blank box.
- Click OK.
Please refer to the following figure.
In short, you can use any of the above ways to launch Command Prompt on your Windows 8 PC.