Windows XP/Vista/7 Run Commands

Microsoft Windows LogoMany people sometimes use the RUN option in the start menu of Windows to execute certain applications. The advance users prefer typing with keyboards instead of using the mouse clicks. It is easy to just simply launch some application from the run menu rather than holding your mouse over to some menu and then click, click and click. For instance, I dont go to the Start Menu, All Programs, Accessories and then open Paint. Instead what I do is, I simply open start menu and type mspaint in the RUN command line and enter – there you go. Similarly for launching the calculator, I simply type calc in the RUN command line.

[ad#ad-taalz-inpost-right]There are many more commands which makes your usage easier (but if you know them). So, I decided to share some commands with you people. Following are the commands which you can use in the RUN. In Windows Vista and Windows 7 you simply have the Run Command line in the Start Menu. But in Windows XP you need to click on the RUN option in the Start Menu.

Program/UtilityCommand
Accessibility Controlsaccess.cpl
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programsappwiz.cpl
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Automatic Updateswuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizardfsquirt
Calculatorcalc
Certificate Managercertmgr.msc
Character Mapcharmap
Check Disk Utilitychkdsk
Clipboard Viewerclipbrd
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Device Managerdevmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooterdxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utilitycleanmgr
Disk Defragmentdfrg.msc
Disk Managementdiskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Managerdiskpart
Display Propertiescontrol desktop
Display Propertiesdesk.cpl
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)control color
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utilitydrwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utilityverifier
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Toolsigverif
Findfastfindfast.cpl
Folders Propertiescontrol folders
Fontscontrol fonts
Fonts Folderfonts
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Pro only)gpedit.msc
Iexpress Wizardiexpress
Indexing Serviceciadv.msc
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.cpl

In Windows Vista and Windows 7, you will have to open
MS Dos by using “cmd” command first to execute the IP Configuration
commands.

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
Java Control Panel (If Installed)jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed)javaws
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
Local Security Settingssecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Log Out Of Windowslogoff
Microsoft Chatwinchat
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Mouse Propertiesmain.cpl
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
Network Connectionsncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizardnetsetup.cpl
Notepadnotepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packagerpackager
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboardosk
Paintmspaint
Password Propertiespassword.cpl
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Performance Monitorperfmon
Phone and Modem Optionstelephon.cpl
Power Configurationpowercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Printers Folderprinters
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)QuickTime.cpl
Regional Settingsintl.cpl
Registry Editorregedit
Registry Editorregedit32
Remote Desktopmstsc
Removable Storagentmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requestsntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Pro)rsop.msc
Run Command Line Boxrun
Scanners and Camerassticpl.cpl
Scheduled Taskscontrol schedtasks
Security Centerwscui.cpl
Servicesservices.msc
Shared Foldersfsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windowsshutdown
Sounds and Audiommsys.cpl
SQL Client Configurationcliconfg
System Configuration Editorsysedit
System Configuration Utilitymsconfig
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 Propertiessysdm.cpl
Task Managertaskmgr
Telnet Clienttelnet
User Account Managementnusrmgr.cpl
Utility Managerutilman
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Windows Magnifiermagnify
Windows Management Infrastructurewmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Toolsyskey
Windows Update Launcheswupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizardtourstart
Wordpadwrite