Enable Run Command in Windows 7 and Vista

How to Enable Run Command in Windows 7 and Vista?

Windows Run Command Dialog utility is not enabled by default in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. Windows XP users who upgrade from XP to Windows 7 may be surprised by the lack of Run command utility in Windows 7. But the fact is the utility is still available in Windows 7 or Vista, though it is not shown by default.

Windows 7 or Vista users can open Windows Run Command Dialog by hitting Win + R on the keyboard. This is the easiest method to access the Run Command Dialog.

However, all users who prefer to have the Windows 7 Run Command dialog enabled by default, as was the case with Windows XP, can follow the steps outlined below to enable it.

How To Enable Run Command in Windows 7?

  • Right click on the Windows 7 or Vista Start Button and choose Properties.
  • A window titled “Task Bar and Start Menu Properties” will pop up.
  • Select the Start Menu tab and click the Customize button.
  • A window titled “Customize Start Menu” will pop up. Select the check box labeled “Run command” from the list of options.

That is all! Now open the Start menu and you will find the Run Command dialog added to the Windows 7 Start menu.

Do check out the complete list of Run commands in Windows 7.

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