Replace Windows Shell
If you're like me and like the bash interface on linux then here is a really quick and easy way to replace the windows shell with a linux based bash interface.
Not sure why this would have been deleted from StackOverflow but here is a brief summary of the process:-
Install windows console – http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/
and then install Git for windows: http://msysgit.github.io/
Run windows console and in settings set the shell to point to gitbash