In Windows XP there was a downloadable PowerToy called “Open Command Window Here” which could open a command prompt window from Explorer and set the starting directory in the command prompt to the currently selected directory in Explorer. Windows 7 has this feature built in, and here’s how to use it.
I recently had my corporate-build laptop upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. The laptop in question is a Dell Latitude E4310 which came fitted with 4GB RAM- more than sufficient for 32-bit Windows XP, but the OS upgrade offered the potential to increase. Continue reading
A short puzzler here- I had a group policy script mapping a (DFS) network drive at user login. It had always worked fine on XP, but the same users logging in to a Windows 7 PC didn’t get the drive mapped. Running the script contents from the command line produced the same result. It turned out the cause was a trailing slash in the path.
This worked on WinXP but not on Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share\
This worked on WinXP and Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share