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  • Question

  • Hello,

    At the first, We had MS-DOS and its growing and now, we have Windows 10. I want to know that is a GUI interface based on CMD? I mean is that the Desktop environment is a GUI interface for CMD and all task doing by the shell.

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:23 AM

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  • Hi Windows.Geek.

    The old Windows versions up to Windows ME were basically GUI built upon old MS-DOS components (Windows ME was the first try to unlock the Windows graphical interface from the old command line); on the other side, the NT family (starting from Windows NT 4.0 and going forward to Windows 10 and Windows Server) is a GUI-based operating system (unless you use a server core version of Windows Server), that is not dependent anymore on MS-DOS.


    Luigi Bruno

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019 11:10 AM
  • Thanks.

    If they are not a GUI for console then how they work? For example, When copy a file.

    Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:24 AM
  • In the Command prompt, you execute the copy command syntax with the corresponding or appropriate parameters, unlike the GUI where you can right-click and copy files to paste them into other folders or hard drives.

    Obinna C. Onwusobalu ~ MCSA MCTS MCITP

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