Windows Run Command

Did you use windows run command? As a normal user point of view, command and short cut key are very difficult to use, mostly prefer using mouse to click, but when you become a good friend to your computer, command and short cut key help a lot in daily job.

For example, I always like to use ms paint to do some simple editing, to open a paint, I need to click on start button, go to program, then Accessories, only I can found the Paint program there.

Now with using run command, I just require to click start, run, and key in mspaint, then hit Ok

Tips: Some Windows Vista does not have “RUN” button when click on start button, to open run, simply press windows button on your keyboard and press R, the run box will come out already.

Other then this, I experience before few time when looking for some application such as “hyperterminal” in the computer, it does not located in the correct place. If you don’t mind extra step, can go into C drive, one by one folder search, but with using run comand, just type “hypertrm“, hola, it come out already.

More windows run command here

Accessibility Controls
access.cpl
Where to get Accessibility Controls: Start -> Setting -> Control Panel -> Accessibility Option
Actual Location: C:\windows\system32

Add Hardware Wizard
hdwwiz.cpl
Location: C:\windows\system32
Where to get Add Hardware Wizard: Start -> Setting -> Control Panel -> Add Hardware

Add/Remove Programs
appwiz.cpl
Location: C:\windows\system32

Administrative Tools
control admintools

Automatic Updates
wuaucpl.cpl

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
fsquirt

Calculator
calc

Certificate Manager
certmgr.msc

Character Map
charmap

Check Disk Utility
chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer
clipbrd

Command Prompt
cmd

Component Services
dcomcnfg

Computer Management
compmgmt.msc

Date and Time Properties
timedate.cpl

DDE Shares
ddeshare

Device Manager
devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*
directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter
dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility
cleanmgr

Disk Defragment
dfrg.msc

Disk Management
diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager
diskpart

Display Properties
control desktop

Display Properties
desk.cpl

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility
verifier

Event Viewer
eventvwr.msc

File Signature Verification Tool
sigverif

Findfast
findfast.cpl

Folders Properties
control folders

Fonts
control fonts

Fonts Folder
fonts

Free Cell Card Game
freecell

Game Controllers
joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)
gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game
mshearts

Hyper Terminal
hypertrm

Iexpress Wizard
iexpress

Indexing Service
ciadv.msc

Internet Properties
inetcpl.cpl

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /setclassid

ava Control Panel (If Installed)
jpicpl32.cpl

Java Control Panel (If Installed)
javaws

Keyboard Properties
control keyboard

Local Security Settings
secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups
lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows
logoff

Mcft Chat
winchat

Minesweeper Game
winmine

Mouse Properties
control mouse

Mouse Properties
main.cpl

Network Connections
control netconnections

Network Connections
ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard
netsetup.cpl

Notepad
notepad

Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)
nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager
packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator
odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard
osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)
ac3filter.cpl

Password Properties
password.cpl

Performance Monitor
perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor
perfmon

Phone and Modem Options
telephon.cpl

Power Configuration
powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes
control printers

Printers Folder
printers

Private Character Editor
eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed)
QuickTime.cpl

Regional Settings
intl.cpl

Registry Editor
regedit

Registry Editor
regedit32

Remote Desktop – Very convenience for computer administrator to remote back to their server.
mstsc

Removable Storage
ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests
ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)
rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras
sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks
control schedtasks

Security Center
wscui.cpl

Services
services.msc

Shared Folders
fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows
shutdown

Sounds and Audio
mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game
spider

SQL Client Configuration
cliconfg

System Configuration Editor
sysedit

System Configuration Utility
msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties
sysdm.cpl

Task Manager
taskmgr

Telnet Client
telnet

User Account Management
nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager
utilman

Windows Firewall
firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier
magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure
wmimgmt.msc

Windows System Security Tool
syskey

Windows Update Launches
wupdmgr

Windows XP Tour Wizard
tourstart

Wordpad
write

After study all the above run command, it speed up a lot for me to open some of this program. Hope the above windowns run command can help you too

10 Responses to “Windows Run Command”

  1. IsteriCun May 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm #

    wow thanks for the info.. will try to use it well.. =)

  2. Cruxiaer May 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm #

    You can always WinKey+R to open Run…

  3. Cruxiaer May 20, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    As for Vista, click Vista icon and type mspaint, cmd, etc. You don’t even have to open Run.

  4. VSK May 20, 2009 at 7:55 pm #

    bro.. there is another one..
    to find out your window version
    winver

  5. Cars May 21, 2009 at 1:56 am #

    wah didn’t know that there are so many commands for the run module. personally i think that it’s really hard to find the run command under vista don’t you think?

  6. LithiumMind May 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    I think the most RUN command that I ever use is notepad.

  7. Jessica May 21, 2009 at 4:59 pm #

    Hi Calvyn

    Yeah, nowadays, points and clicks are more frequently used. However, at times, running the commands can be pretty handy, especially when the utility icon/option is not easily located :=D

  8. Money4Invest May 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    Very nice list of command shortcut key. It saves my time to manually open them. Thank you so much. 🙂

  9. imDavidLee May 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm #

    it is great info..now i know to type mspaint in run..

  10. Technology Professional May 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    I am also doing that. 🙂 It is convenient to use. Thanks for sharing!

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