Run Commands

Most executable files (.exe) in system folder
(C:Windows\System32) can be launched directly
from the run command window

All listed commands can be executed from command prompt also. Commands that display exclusively in DOS window can be preceeded win

cmd /k to keep the window open, or

cmd /c to close the window after display. The latter is the default when left blank

Function

Some commands span through multiple operating
systems. Some are specific to certain OS. Some
commands here are posted in multiple places if they
have ambiguous titles

Please note also that some commands do not work in
Home editions.

 


Run Command / Dos Command

About Windows
Accessibility Controls
Accessibility Wizard
Add A Device
Add Hardware Wizard
Add/Remove Programs
Administrative Tools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed)
Adobe Designer (if installed)
Adobe Distiller (if installed)
Adobe ImageReady (if installed)
Adobe Photoshop (if installed)
Automatic Updates
Authorization Manager
Backup And Restore
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard
Calculator
Certificate Manager
Character Map
Check Disk Utility
Clipboard Viewer
Color Management
Command Prompt
Component Services
Computer Management
Computer Performance
Control Panel
Character Map
Cleartype Text Tuner
Create A Shared Folder Wizard
Create a System Repair Disc
Credential Backup and Restore Wizard
Data Execution Prevention
Date and Time Properties
DDE Shares
Default Location notification
Device Manager
Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizard
Digitizer Calibration Tool
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*
DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Disk Cleanup Utility
Disk Defragment (Windows 95, 98 and XP)
Disk Defragment (Windows Vista, Win 7, Win 8)
Disk Management
Disk Partition Manager
Display Color Calibration
Display Properties
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
Display Switch
DPAPI Key Migration Wizard
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility
Driver Verifier Utility
Ease of Access Center
EFS REKEY Wizard
Event Viewer
Fax Cover Page Editor
Files and Settings Transfer Tool
File Signature Verification Tool
Findfast
Firefox (if installed)
Folders Properties
Fonts
Fonts Folder
Font Viewer
Free Cell Card Game
Game Controllers
Getting Started
Group Policy Editor
Hearts Card Game
Help and Support
HyperTerminal
Iexpress Wizard
Import to Windows Contacts
Indexing Service
Internet Connection Wizard
Internet Explorer
Internet Properties
Internet Setup Wizard
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
Java Control Panel (If Installed)
Java Control Panel (If Installed)
iSCSI Initiator Properties (Configuration Tool)
Keyboard Properties
Language Pack Installer
Local Security Settings
Local Users and Groups
Location Activity Notifications
Logs You Out Of Windows
Malicious Software Removal Tool
Math Input Panel
Magnifier
Microsoft Access (if installed)
Microsoft Chat
Microsoft Excel (if installed)
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)
Microsoft Management Console
Microsoft Movie Maker
Microsoft Paint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)
Microsoft Word (if installed)
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool
Microsoft Syncronization Tool
Minesweeper Game
Mouse Properties
Mouse Properties
NAP Client Configuration
Narrator
Nero (if installed)
Netmeeting
Network Connections
Network Connections
Network Setup Wizard
New Scan Wizard
Notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)
Object Packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator
ODBC Driver Configuration
On Screen Keyboard
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)
Outlook Express
Paint
Password Properties
Performance Monitor
Performance Monitor
Performance Options
Phone and Modem Options
Phone Dialer
Pinball Game
Power Configuration
Presentation Settings
Printers and Faxes
Printers Folder
Printer Migration
Printer User Interface
Print Management
Private Character Editor
Problem Steps Recorder
Protected Content Migration
Quicktime (If Installed)
Quicktime Player (if installed)
Real Player (if installed)
Regional Settings
Registry Editor
Remote Access Phonebook
Remote Desktop
Removable Storage
Removable Storage Operator Requests
Resource Monitor
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)
Scanners and Cameras
Scheduled Tasks
Securing the Windows Account Database
Security Center
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
Services
Share Creation Wizard
Shared Folders
Shuts Down Windows
Snipping Tool
Sounds and Audio
Sound Recorder
Spider Solitare Card Game
SQL Client Configuration
Sticky Notes
Stored User Names and Passwords
Sync Center
System Configuration Editor
System Configuration Utility
System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
System Information
System Properties
System Properties (Advanced Tab)
System Properties (Computer Name Tab)
System Properties (Hardware Tab)
System Properties (Remote Tab)
System Properties (System Protection Tab)
System Restore
Tablet PC Input Panel
Task Manager
Task Scheduler
TCP Tester
Telnet Client (For Win7, Win 8, Turn feature on 1st)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Management
Tweak UI (if installed)
User Account Control Settings (Wind XP, Win7, Win8)
User Account Management (Windows 95, 98, XP)
Utility Manager
Volume Mixer
Windows Activation Client (View only if already activated)
Windows Activation Client (Change Product Key)
Windows Activation Client (Phone Activation)
Windows Address Book
Windows Address Book Import Utility
Windows Anytime Upgrade Results
Windows Backup Utility (if installed)
Windows Disc Image Burning Tool
Windows DVD Maker
Windows Easy Transfer
Windows Explorer
Windows Fax and Scan
Windows Features
Windows Firewall
Windows Help and Support
Windows Journal
Windows Magnifier
Windows Management Infrastructure
Windows Media Player
Windows Memory Diagnostic Scheduler
Windows Messenger
Windows Mobility Center
WMI Management
WMI Tester
Windows Picture Import Wizard (From camera)
Windows PowerShell
Windows PowerShell ISE
Windows Remote Assistance
Windows Script Host
Windows System Security Tool
Windows Update (Windows 95, 98 and XP)
Windows Update (Windows Vista, Win7 and Win8)
Windows Update Standalone Installer
Windows Version (to show version and build of windows)
Windows XP Tour Wizard (Windows XP)
Wordpad
winver
access.cpl
accwiz
devicepairingwizard
hdwwiz.cpl
appwiz.cpl
control admintools
acrobat
acrodist
acrodist
imageready
photoshop
wuaucpl.cpl
azman
sdclt
fsquirt
calc
certmgr.msc
charmap
chkdsk
clipbrd
colorcpl
cmd
dcomcnfg
compmgmt.msc OR compmgmtlauncher
systempropertiesperormance
control
charmap
cttune
shrpubw
recdisc
credwiz
systempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
timedate.cpl
ddeshare
locationnotifications
devmgmt.msc
msdt
tabcal
directx.cpl
dxdiag
cleanmgr
dfrg.msc
dfrgui
diskmgmt.msc
diskpart
dccw
control desktop OR desk.cpl OR dpiscaling
control color
displayswitch
dpapimig
drwtsn32
verifier
utilman
rekeywiz
eventvwr.msc
fxscover
migwiz
sigverif
findfast.cpl
firefox
control folders
control fonts
fonts
fontview
freecell
joy.cpl
gettingstarted
gpedit.msc
mshearts
helpctr
hypertrm
iexpress
wabmig
iadv.msc
icwconn1
iexplore
inetcpl.cpl
inetwiz
ipconfig /all
ipconfig /displaydns
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /showclassid
ipconfig /setclassid
jpicpl32.cpl
javaws
iscsicpl
control keyboard
colpksetup
secpol.msc
lusrmgr.msc
locationnotifications
logoff
mrt
mip
magnify
access.cpl
winchat
excel
frontpg
mmc
moviemk
mspaint
powerpnt
winword
msdt
mobsync
winmine
control mouse
main.cpl
napclcfg
narrator
nero
conf
control netconnections
ncpa.cpl
netsetup.cpl
wiaacmgr
notepad
nvtuicpl.cpl
packager
odbccp32.cpl
odbcconf
osk
ac3filter.cpl
msimn
pbrush
password.cpl
perfmon.msc
perfmon
systempropertiesperformance
telephon.cpl
dialer
pinball
powercfg.cpl
presentationsettings
control printers
printers
printbrmui
printui
printmanagement
eudcedit
psr
dpapimig
QuickTime.cpl
quicktimeplayer
realplay
intl.cpl
regedit OR regedit32
rasphone
mstsc
ntmsmgr.msc
ntmsoprq.msc
resmon OR perfmon /res
rsop.msc
sticpl.cpl
control schedtasks
syskey
wscui.cpl
computerdefaults
services.msc
shrpubw
fsmgmt.msc
shutdown
snippingtool
mmsys.cpl
soundrecorder
spider
cliconfg
stikynot
credwiz
mobsync
sysedit
msconfig
sfc /scannow
sfc /scanonce
sfc /scanboot
sfc /revert
sfc /purgecache
sfc /cachesize=x
msinfo32
sysdm.cpl
systempropertiesadvanced
systempropertiescomputername
systempropertieshardware
systempropertiesremote
systempropertiesprotection
rstrui.exe
tabtip
taskmgr
taskschd
tcptest
telnet
tpm
tweakui
useraccountcontrolsettings
nusrmgr.cpl
utilman
sndvol
slui
slui 3
slui 4
wab
wabmig
windowsanytimeupgraderesults
ntbackup
isoburn
dvdmaker
migwiz
explorer
wfs
optionalfeatures
firewall.cpl
winhlp32
journal
magnify
wmimgmt.msc
wmplayer OR dvdplay
mdsched
msmsgs
mblctr
wmimgmt
wbemtest
wiaacmgr
powershell
powershell_ise
msra
wscript
syskey
wupdmgr
wuapp
wusa
winver
tourstart
write OR wordpad