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Simply typing "cmd" keeps it in the same window. I'd also like to do "cmd /c command" and have it run in a separate window.

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Use start. For instance:

start cmd
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you don't even need the "cmd" bit; start on its own will fire off %comspec% – x0n Jun 13 '09 at 1:12



will do it also

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In Windows 8,

  1. Type 'cmd' in the app search box(click on windows sign on left bottom followed by a click in the downward arrow)

  2. right click on the 'command prompt' app that appears on search and select 'opn new window' option.

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