Windows Run Commands for XP, Vista or Windows 7

A lot of features of Windows can be used through the Windows run command. It consumes more time to navigate through navigation menu. Several commands and applications can be launched from command screen. To go to run command prompt press ‘R’ while pressing the ‘Windows Key’ down [ Windows + R ]. And then to perform desired action type the command and press ‘Enter’.

Action Windows Run Command
Open Calculator calc
Go to drive c: or d: or x:
Characters charmap
Power Option Properties powercfg.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Remote Desktop Connection mstsc
Control Panel control
Disk Cleanup cleanmgr
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Sound and Audio Properties mmsys.cpl
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Fonts fonts
Windows Security Center wscui.cpl
Open Task Manager taskmgr
System Configuration sysedit
Regional and Language Options intl.cpl
Startup Configuration msconfig
To hide Drives and more actions gpedit.msc
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Share ddeshare
DirectX Diagnostic Tool dxdiag
Hyper Terminal hypertrm
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Command Prompt cmd
Compare Files comp
Disk Partition Manager diskmgmt.msc
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility verifier
Delete DNS Cache Contents ipconfig /flushdns
On Screen Keyboard osk
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Private Characters Editor eudcedit
Windows Script host settings wscript
Microsoft Management Console mmc
Windows Explorer explorer
Microsoft System Information Utility msinfo32

The above list contains most important Windows run commands for XP, Vista and Windows 7; but there exist a huge command list for doing a large variation of works. Hope this small list will cover your need as it contains most important ones.

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