How do I telnet from Windows 7 business?

How do I telnet from Windows 7, do I need an upgrade?  I need to be able to telnet & ping


By default, Windows Vista and Windows 7 come with telnet disabled. This is not required by the average user and is probably a safety precaution.
But, we can enable telnet if we need it... it is quite simple to enable it.
Open Control Panel from the Start Menu
Switch to classic view from the top left of the control panel (if you are not already)

Then click Programs and Features, here you should see a list of all the software that is installed on your system. Now on the top left (in the same position where you clicked Classic View) you should see an option ‘Turn Windows features on or off’, click it.

You will see a dialog like this after a bit of waiting:

Now scroll down until you find an option saying ‘Telnet Client’, and then wait a while until the following dialog to disappear:

And when it says several minutes, it really means several minutes. Now open cmd and type in telnet, and you will have your telnet client up and running.

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 2,686 Applies to: