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

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