Some Windows XP Run Commands and Shortcuts

Here All of the Run Command below Work in the Windows XP . And Some of these commands do Require that you have the application installed.The main reason of this post because most of the people dont use the Run feature is because they dont know the run Commands.So,here i am solve that problem To provoke the run command box where you can enter the run commands Click start and then select Run or even faster hold down the Windows key and press R (Shortcut Window + R) then enter your command.

Lets start to learn following of these run commands:-

accwiz - Accessibility Wizard

c: - C: Drive

calc - Calculator

Run DCOM User Security cfgwiz32 - ISDN Configuration Wizard

cleanmgr - Clean up hard drives

cliconfg - SQL Client Configuration

clipbrd - Windows Clipboard viewer

cmd - Open a new Command Window (cmd.exe)

cmd /ipconfig - Show IP Config

cmd /k hostname - Show hostname

comp - Compare Files

control - Control Panel

control admintools - Administrative Tools

control color - Display Properties (Appearance tab) DCOM User Security control desktop - Display Properties (Themes tab)

control folders - Folders Properties

control fonts - Fonts

control keyboard - Keyboard Properties

control mouse - Mouse Properties

control netconnections - Network Connections

control printers - Printers and Faxes

control schedtasks - Scheduled Tasks

dcomcnfg - DCOM user security

ddeshare - DDE Shares

debug - Assembly language programming tool

defrag - Defragmentation tool

diskpart - Disk Partition Manager

drwatson - Record program crash & snapshots

drwtsn32 - Dr.Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

dxdiag - DirectX Diagnostic Utility

edit - MS-Dos Editor

eudcedit - Private Character Editor

explorer - Windows Explorer

Run Performance Monitor fonts - Fonts Folder

fontview - Graphical font viewer

freecell - Free Cell Card Game

fsquirt - Bluetooth Transfer Wizard

ftp - ftp.exe program

helpctr - Help and Suppport

hostname - Return Computers name

hypertrm - Hyperterminal

charmap - Character Map

chkdsk - Repair damaged files

iexplore - Windows Internet Explorer

Performance Monitor iexpress - Iexpress Wizard

inetwiz - Internet Setup Wizard

jview - Microsoft Command-line Loader for Java classes

logoff - Log Out Of Windows

magnify - Windows Magnifier

migwiz - Files and Settings Transfer Tool

mmc - Microsoft Management Console

mobsync - Microsoft Syncronization Tool

moviemk - Microsoft Movie Maker

mrt - Malicious Software Removal Tool

msconfig - Configuration to edit startup files

mshearts - Hearts Card Game

msimn - Outlook Express

msinfo32 - Microsoft System Information Utility

mstsc - Remote Desktop

narrator - Microsoft Narrator

nbtstat - Display stats and current connections using NetBios over TCP/IP

Run Object Packagernetstat - Display all active network connections

notepad - notepad

nslookup - Return your local DNS server

odbcad32 - ODBC Data Source Administrator

osk - On Screen Keyboard

packager - Object Packager

pbrush - Paint

perfmon - Performance Monitor

pinball - Pinball Game

ping - Send data to a specified host/IP

printers - Printers Folder

Object Packagerregedit - Registry Editor

regsvr32 - Register/de-register DLL/OCX/ActiveX

regwiz - Registration wizard

rtcshare - Sharing Session

sfc /cachesize=x - System File Checker (Set Cache Size to size x)

sfc /purgecache - System File Checker (Purge File Cache)

sfc /revert - System File Checker (Return to Default Setting)

sfc /scanboot - System File Checker (Scan On Every Boot)

sfc /scannow - System File Checker (Scan Immediately)

sfc /scanonce - System File Checker (Scan Once At Next Boot)

shell:recyclebinfolder - Open Recycle Bin

shrpubw - Create a shared folder Wizard

shutdown - Shuts Down Windows

sigverif - File Signature Verification Tool

sndrec32 - Sound Recorder

Run Windows Update Managersndvol32 - Volume control for soundcard

spider - Spider Solitare Card Game

sysedit - Edit system startup files (config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, etc.)

syskey - Windows System Security Tool

systeminfo - Display various system information in text console

taskkill - Kill processes using command line interface

taskmgr - Task manager

tcptest - TCP Tester

telnet - Telnet program

Windows Update Managertracert - Trace and display all paths required to reach an internet host

tskill - Reduced version of Taskkill from Windows XP Home

utilman - Utility Manager

verifier - Driver Verifier Utility

wab - Windows Address Book

wabmig - Windows Address Book Import Utility

winchat - Simple chat program for Windows networks

winipcfg - Display IP configuration

winmine - Minesweeper Game

winver - Windows Version

wmplayer - Windows Media Player

wordpad - Wordpad

wscript - Windows Script host settings

wupdmgr - Windows Update

IP Configuration

ipconfig /all - Display Connection Configuration

Display Connection Configuration ipconfig /displaydns - Display DNS Cache Contents

ipconfig /flushdns - Delete DNS Cache Contents

ipconfig /registerdns - Refresh DHCP and Re-register DNS

ipconfig /release - Release All Connections

ipconfig /renew - Renew All Connections

ipconfig /setclassid - Modify DHCP Class ID

ipconfig /showclassid - Display DHCP Class ID

Management Console

certmgr.msc - Certificate Manager

Open Certificate Manager 1ciadv.msc - Indexing Service

compmgmt.msc - Computer Management

devmgmt.msc - Device Manager

dfrg.msc - Disk Defragmenter

diskmgmt.msc - Disk Management

eventvwr.msc - Event Viewer

fsmgmt.msc - Folder Sharing Management

gpedit.msc - Group Policy (XP Pro only)

iis.msc - Internet Information Services

Certificate Managerlusrmgr.msc - Local Users and Groups

mscorcfg.msc - Net Configurations

ntmsmgr.msc - Removable Storage

ntmsoprq.msc - Removable Storage Operator Requests

perfmon.msc - Performance Manager

rsop.msc - Resultant Set of Policy (XP Pro only)

secpol.msc - Local Security Policy

services.msc - System Services

wmimgmt.msc - Windows Management


access.cpl - Accessibility Options

Open Mouse Propertiesappwiz.cpl - Add/Remove Programs

desk.cpl - Display Properties

directx.cpl - Direct X Control Panel

firewall.cpl - Firewall Settings (sp2)

hdwwiz.cpl - Add New Hardware Wizard

inetcpl.cpl - Internet Properties

intl.cpl - Regional Settings

joy.cpl - Joystick Properties

main.cpl - Mouse Properties

Mouse Propertiesmain.cpl keyboard - Keyboard Properties

mmsys.cpl - Sounds and Audio Device Properties

mmsys.cpl sounds - Sound Properties

ncpa.cpl - Network Connections

ncpl.cpl - Network Properties

netsetup.cpl - Network Setup Wizard

nusrmgr.cpl - User Settings

odbccp32.cpl - ODBC Data Source Administrator

powercfg.cpl - Power Management

sysdm.cpl - System Properties

telephon.cpl - Phone and Modem Options

timedate.cpl - Date and Time Properties

wscui.cpl - Security Center (sp2)

Windows Environment Commands

%AllUsersProfile% - Open All Users Profile

%AppData% - Open Application Data folder of the logged-in user

%CommonProgramFiles% - Open Common Files directory

%ComSpec% - Display full path to the command processor (cmd.exe)

%HomeDrive% - Open home drive e.g. C:\

%HomePath% - Open user’s home folder

%LogonServer% - Display logon server credentials

%ProgramFiles% - Open Program Files directory (installed programs of Windows and others)

%SystemDrive% - Open the drive where the system folder is placed

%SystemRoot% - Open Windows folder

%Temp% - Open Temporary File folder

%UserProfile% - Open Users Profile

%WinDir% - Open Windows directory

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