Microsoft Windows

Article by on May 11, 2014, last modified on May 15, 2014

I need to start keeping track of some Windows commands. ¡Ay, caramba! I'm a little nostalgic about DOS but it does make me appreciate UNIX.

Stop Windows Update

At least temporarily, until you restart, you can stop the REALLY annoying popup:

$ net stop wuauserv


Don't use copy. Use xcopy. To copy from one drive to another:

$ xcopy a: b: /s /e


List Drives


Microsoft DiskPart version 5.1.3565

Copyright © 1999-2003 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESK

DISKPART> list volume


List a Directory

$ dir

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