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CMD doesn't recognise commands anymore after MS last updates in windows7 ultimate 64-bit

    Question

  • Since the last updates of Microsoft of Windows7 64-bit ultimate If I have started CMD.exe it starts normal but recognises no commands anymore. I used it the last time about a week ago withy no problems. Since then nothing else changed on the computer. Can someone tell me what happened or how to activate the commands  again.

    Koos Ottes

    Friday, December 14, 2012 4:36 PM

Answers

  • 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Check the path variable. I guess some path is missing...

    1. Right-click on "My Computer" and click Properties
    2. Click Advanced System Settings in the left column
    3. In System Properties window click the Environment Variables button
    4. In System variables check the variable "Path":


    C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


    Lg
    Marcello




    • Edited by Marcello Rungi Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:16 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Frederik Long Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by Koos Ottes Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:11 PM
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:15 AM

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  • Please post more details, e.g.

    • At least one command that does not work.
    • What error message you see on the screen.

    Remember - we can't see your screen!

    Friday, December 14, 2012 10:39 PM
  • This is the example of a command that isn't recognise anymore:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Koos.OTTES>ipconfig
    'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Saturday, December 15, 2012 9:38 AM
  • 'ipconfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Check the path variable. I guess some path is missing...

    1. Right-click on "My Computer" and click Properties
    2. Click Advanced System Settings in the left column
    3. In System Properties window click the Environment Variables button
    4. In System variables check the variable "Path":


    C:\Program Files\Windows Resource Kits\Tools\;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


    Lg
    Marcello




    • Edited by Marcello Rungi Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:16 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Frederik Long Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by Koos Ottes Saturday, December 15, 2012 8:11 PM
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:15 AM
  • OK, this gets us a little further. Now please type these commands exactly and report what you see each time:

    set system
    dir %SystemRoot%\System32\ipconfig.*
    path  %path%;%SystemRoot%\System32
    ipconfig

    • Proposed as answer by Frederik Long Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:59 AM
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:17 AM
  • Thanks Marcello

    That was it. I found out in the meantime that in the system32 directory the programm cmd.exe was working. It was not the updates of MS that caused the problem but an update of quicktime that overwrited the path items as I saw now.

    vy Koos

    Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:27 AM
  • Hi,


    Glad to hear this issue has been solved. We really appreciate your time and efforts. Hope your experience will help other community members facing similar problems.


    Thanks,


    Vincent Wang
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 17, 2012 5:32 AM
    Moderator