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Windows 7: Run Command vs. Start Menu Search Field


27 Nov 2009   #1
jekeesl

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
Run Command vs. Start Menu Search Field

I bought a Dell Inspiron 537ST with Windows 7, 64-bit for my in-laws and ran the basic setup a couple of weeks ago. Everything worked out well, in large part because several of you provided valuable input before the attempt. I'll travel back up there around Christmas to finish tweaking, and will need to apply the critical driver updates at that time. Do I need to add the Run command back to the Start menu, to initialize updates, or does the Start Menu Search Field provide the same capability? I have not seen a direct comparison of those utilities, and can't explore them first-hand, since I'm about 450 miles from the Win7 machine.

Thanks for your help.


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27 Nov 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi.

You can run commands from the start menu search box, yes.

That's not needed at all to install drivers. Either run the .exe or use the device manager to install.
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28 Nov 2009   #3
jekeesl

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for your help. I had forgotten that you can update drivers through device manager - always used the Run command here.
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