Run Commands for Windows XP, Vista, and 7

The following Run Commands can be used on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Some commands that run on Windows XP are not included in Windows 7 (and vica versa). Commands are ordered alphabetically.

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A 
Service   Command  
Accessibility Controlsaccess.cpl
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programsappwiz.cpl
Administrative Toolscontrol admintools
Automatic Updateswuaucpl.cpl
  
B 
Service   Command  
Bluetooth Transfer Wizardfsquirt
  
C 
Service   Command  
Calculatorcalc
Certificate Managercertmgr.msc
Character Mapcharmap
Check Disk Utilitychkdsk
Clipboard Viewerclipbrd
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt.msc
Control Panelcontrol
  
D 
Service   Command  
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
  
E 
Service   Command  
Event Viewereventvwr.msc
Excelexcel
  
F 
Service   Command  
File Signature Verification Toolsigverif
Findfastfindfast.cpl
Folders Propertiescontrol folders
Fontscontrol fonts
Fonts Folderfonts
  
G 
Service   Command  
Game Controllersjoy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Pro only)gpedit.msc
  
I 
Service   Command  
Iexpress Wizardiexpress
Indexing Serviceciadv.msc
Internet Propertiesinetcpl.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
  
J 
Service   Command  
Java Control Panel (If Installed)jpicpl32.cpl
Java Control Panel (If Installed)javaws
  
K 
Service   Command  
Keyboard Propertiescontrol keyboard
  
L 
Service   Command  
Local Security Settingssecpol.msc
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr.msc
Log Out Of Windowslogoff
  
M 
Service   Command  
Microsoft Chatwinchat
Mouse Propertiescontrol mouse
Mouse Propertiesmain.cpl
My Computer...
  
N 
Service   Command  
Network Connectionscontrol netconnections
Network Connectionsncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizardnetsetup.cpl
Notepadnotepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)nvtuicpl.cpl
  
O 
Service   Command  
Object Packagerpackager
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboardosk
  
P 
Service   Command  
Password Propertiespassword.cpl
Performance Monitorperfmon.msc
Performance Monitorperfmon
Phone and Modem Optionstelephon.cpl
Power Configurationpowercfg.cpl
PowerPointpowerpnt
Printers and Faxescontrol printers
Printers Folderprinters
Private Character Editoreudcedit
  
Q 
Service   Command  
Quicktime (If Installed)QuickTime.cpl
  
R 
Service   Command  
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
  
S 
Service   Command  
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
  
T 
Service   Command  
Task Managertaskmgr
Telnet Clienttelnet
  
U 
Service   Command  
User Account Managementnusrmgr.cpl
Utility Managerutilman
  
W 
Service   Command  
Windows Firewallfirewall.cpl
Windows Magnifiermagnify
Windows Management Infrastructurewmimgmt.msc
Windows System Security Toolsyskey
Windows Update Launcheswupdmgr
Windows XP Tour Wizardtourstart
Wordwinword
Wordpadwrite

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