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Windows Run Commands

How to access various Windows system utilities and information.

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Windows Run Commands

The following commands can be run in Windows to help you access various aspects of your computer. If you are in the process of tweaking your system so it becomes more responsive these can prove quite useful.

To access any of these commands click Start, then Run from your Desktop. Before modifying any values within these utilities be sure to read up on what they will do.

command
Opens the command prompt.

compmgmt.msc
Opens the computer management console.

devmgmt.msc
Opens the device manager.

dfrg.msc
Opens Windows' disk defragmenter.

diskmgmt.msc
Opens the disk management tool.

eventvwr.msc
Opens the event viewer.

fsmgmt.msc
Opens shared folders.

gpedit.msc
Opens the group policy editor.

lusrmgr.msc
Opens the local users and groups.

mailto:
Opens the default email client.

msconfig
Opens the system configuration utility.

msinfo32
Opens the system information utility.

perfmon.msc
Opens the performance monitor.

regedit
Opens the registry editor.

rsop.msc
Opens resultant set of policy.

secpol.msc
Opens local security settings.

services.msc
Opens services utility.

sysedit
Opens system configuration editor.

system.ini
Windows loading information.

win.ini
Windows loading information.

winver
Shows current version of Windows.

Control Panel Access Run Commands

The following run commands access various parts of the control panel directly.

appwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs.

timedate.cpl
Date/Time Properties.

desk.cpl
Display Properties.

fonts
Fonts Folder.

inetcpl.cpl
Internet Properties.

main.cpl keyboard
Keyboard Properties.

main.cpl
Mouse Properties.

mmsys.cpl
Multimedia Properties.

netcpl.cpl
Network Properties.

password.cpl
Password Properties.

printers
Printers Folder.

mmsys.cpl sounds
Sound Properties.

sysdm.cpl
System Properties.

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