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50 Useful Windows System Run Commands

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While using computer in day to day life we open different application and windows tools by following different steps. But we can use the same application and windows tools without going through the control panel and menus.

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This can be done by executing some commands in run window. Knowing a Windows run command can be helpful if Windows won’t start but you do have access to Command Prompt. Having quick access from the Run box is nice too.

To open run window you can follow any one of the following method-

  1. Click on Start then type Run and double click on the run application.
  2. Press Windows+R button on keyboard.


  • cmd – Open Command Prompt
  • msconfig – Open System Configuration Menu
  • sysdm.cpl – Open System Properties Menu
  • regedit – Open Registry Editor
  • control – Open Control Panel
  • control printers – Open Device and printers Window
  • control system – Open Computer Properties
  • control desktop – Open Desktop properties
  • taskmgr – Open Task Manager
  • compmgmt.msc – Open Computer Management Window
  • hdwwiz.cpl or devmgmt.msc – Open Device manager Window
  • perfmon.msc – Open Performance Monitor Window
  • services.msc – Open Services Manager Window
  • lusrmgr.msc – Open Local User & Group Manager Window
  • netplwiz – Open User Account Manager Window
  • gpedit.msc – Open Local Group Policy Editor
  • appwiz.cpl – Open Program and Features Window
  • powercfg.cpl – Open Power Option Window
  • firewall.cpl – Open Windows Firewall
  • wuapp – Open Windows Update
  • timedate.cpl – Open Date and Time Setting Window
  • dxdiag – Open DirectX Diagnostic Tool
  • desk.cpl – Open Display Screen resolution Window
  • sdclt – Open Back Up and Restore Window
  • winver – Open Windows Version Details
  • fonts – Open Fonts Window
  • main.cpl – Open Mouse Properties
  • control keyboard – Open Keyboard properties
  • mstsc – Open Remote Desktop Connection
  • utilman – Open Ease Of Access Center
  • ncpa.cpl – Open Network connection Ward
  • cleanmgr – Open Disk Cleanup
  • diskmgmt.msc – Open Disk Management
  • wscui.cpl – Open Action Center
  • intl.cpl – Open Region and Language
  • diskpart – Open Disk partition Application
  • osk – Open On Screen Keyboard Folders, Programs and Application
  • \ – Open C drive
  • . – Open User home folder
  • .. – Open Users Folder
  • downloads – Open Downloads Folder
  • documents – Open Documents Folder
  • desktop – Open Desktop Folder
  • recent – Open recent folder
  • winword – Open MS Office
  • excel – Open MS Excel
  • mspaint – Open Paint
  • iexplore – Open Internet explorer
  • calc – Open Calculator Application
  • wmplayer – Open Windows Media Player

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