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.
Windows 7 Run Command
  • A window titled “Customize Start Menu” will pop up. Select the check box labeled “Run command” from the list of options.
Customize Windows 7 Start Menu

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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