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Windows 7: Start-Run combo always empty

18 Oct 2009   #1

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Start-Run combo always empty

Hello. I hope this is the right place to post my question.
I've Windows 7 Pro (64) and I see that che combo box Start-Run is always empty. The commands I write work, of course, but it doesn't save the history of commands (very useful): each command I write works but nothing remains in the box, not only after a restart but during the same session, too.
Thanks in advance for your help (and sorry for my Italian English).

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22 Oct 2009   #2

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Mine is doing the same as administrator but when i added another user on that one worked fine.
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22 Oct 2009   #3

 

Right-click the Start button and choose properties.
Make sure "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" is checked. This value also controls whether the run dialog keeps track of the history as well.
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23 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I first saw this problem in the Beta stages of Windows 7. Sometimes it only saved my command history if i clicked on OK as opposed to hitting Enter and vice-versa. Very strange! This of course was ironed out (at least for me!). See if it does the same for you if MrJukes' suggestion doesn't work.
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20 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 (dual-booting XPSP3 and Win7)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrJukes View Post
Right-click the Start button and choose properties.
Make sure "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu" is checked. This value also controls whether the run dialog keeps track of the history as well.
Thanks!

Because I use the Classic Shell, I had to click on the taskbar and select the Start Menu tab. After checking the boxes, my history is back! Hooooray!

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