Windows 2000 and DOS Help and Tips

Combining the power of DOS and Windows 2000. Tweaking the prompt, resetting your Internet connection, developing replacement commands, and more.

#1: Reset Your High-Speed Internet Connection
These DOS commands for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 may help revive an Internet connection that has temporarily gone dead.

#2: Why DOS is Even Better with Windows 2000
A few tips on how DOS commands have been enhanced in Windows 2000 to make you more productive.

#3: No Deltree Command?
A Windows 2000 or Windows XP replacement for the Deltree command can be found here.

#4: Changing DOS command Window Titles
Give your DOS command windows in Windows 2000 different titles. Useful if you multitask.

#5: Executing a Shortcut
Run a Windows 2000 shortcut's destination application or folder from the DOS prompt.

#6: Write a Mini Batch File On the Command Line
Combine several DOS commands on one line with Windows 2000.

#7: Change a User's Password
Modify a user's password from the Windows 2000 DOS prompt or batch file.

#8: What Files are Associated?
Here's a quick way, using DOS, to find out what filetypes are associated with software in Windows 2000.

#9: Quickly Preview a Font
This batch file can help you preview your Windows 2000 font collection.

#10: Create an Extended CD Command
Create a change directory command in Windows 2000 that works across drives. This works for Windows XP, too.

#11: Execute One Command if Another Succeeded
Create Windows 2000 batch files where one command executes only if a previous command ran successfully.

#12: Right-Click Copy and Paste
Enable easy right-click copying and pasting between CMD DOS consoles and other Windows 2000 applications.

#13: DOS Text Editors Are Still Here!
Your favorite DOS editors are still around with Windows 2000.

#14: MSD Replacement
Access Windows 2000's replacement for the MSD command from the DOS prompt.

#15: Execute One Command if Another Fails
Create error-checking Windows 2000 batch files with this IF-THEN-like construct.

#16: Get a List of Commands
Here's how to get a list of available DOS commands in Windows 2000.

#17: Change the Colors Programmatically
Create Windows 2000 batch files that can really get your attention by changing the DOS prompt colors.

#18: Simulate a Dice Roll
Simulate a dice roll with Windows 2000 and DOS. This article provides tips on the expanded 'set' command as well as how to use the %random% environment variable.

#19: Save the Current Directory Name
Windows 2000: Saving and retrieving the current directory names through the DOS CMD window.

#20: Auto-Complete Paths and Filenames
Let Windows 2000 automatically complete your keyed-in paths and filenames.

#21: Programmatically Change Window Titles
Learn this batch file tip to create DOS CMD windows under Windows 2000 with user-specified titles.

See Also:

Windows XP and DOS

Use the DOS command prompt in Windows XP. Display system process information, find Windows XP replacements for the tail, sleep, and grep commands, and more batch file tips.

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