Windows Run Commands

By | February 22, 2011
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Run commands are an easy way to access features of Windows without having to click on your Start button, browse through your Control Panel or any menus at all. All you have to do is press your Windows Key plus the “R” key to bring up the Windows “Run” dialog. Type any of the following commands in the Run dialog and click “OK” or press the Enter key.  Most of these commands work in all popular versions of  Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7) unless otherwise noted.

Add/Remove Programs-  appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools-  control.exe admintools

Automatic Updates-  wuaucpl.cpl

Calculator-  calc

Character Map-  charmap

Clipboard Viewer-  clipbrd  (does not work in Windows 7)

Command Prompt-  cmd

Date & Time Properties-  timedate.cpl

Device Manager- devmgmt.msc

Disk Cleanup Utility-  cleanmgr

Disk Defragment-  dfrg.msc

Display Properties-  control.exe

Desktop display Properties-  desk.cpl

Folders Properties-  control.exe folders

Fonts-  control.exe fonts or fonts

Games (open) – freecell, winmine or mshearts or name of windows installed game

Internet Properties-  inetcpl.cpl

Keyboard Properties-  control.exe keyboard

Log out of Windows-  logoff

Mouse Properties-  main.cpl or control.exe mouse

On Screen Keyboard-  osk

Power Configuration-  powercfg.cpl

Private Character Editor-  eudcedit

Registry Editor-  regedit

Shut Down Windows-  shutdown

System File Checker Utility-  sfc

System Properties-  sysdm.cpl

Task Manager-  taskmgr

Windows Magnifier-  magnify

Wordpad-  write

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