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Windows 7: Start Menu - Add Run Button

Start Menu - Add Run Button

How to Add the Run command Button to the Windows 7 Start Menu
Published by Mark
17 Nov 2008
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How to Add the Run command Button to the Windows 7 Start Menu






METHOD ONE
Through the Start Menu
1. Open the Start Menu.

2. Right Click on a empty space on the Start Menu and select Properties.

3. Click on the Start Menu Tab and click on Customize.

4. Tick the Run Command and OK.





METHOD TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)


3. In the right pane, right click on Add the Run command to the Start Menu and click on Edit.

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4. To Add Search Internet Link to Start Menu
A) Dot Enabled and click on OK.

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Add Search Internet Link to Start Menu
A) Dot Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below)

B) Go to step 6.
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6. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.

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17 Nov 2008   #1
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I think the run command is enabled by default isn't it? It was on mine anyway...thanks.

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17 Nov 2008   #2
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I believe you are right, Ex-Brit. Once again, my installation is so heavily customised that I don't know, but the Run is certainly ther in All programs. The Tutorial , I think, refers to the one in the black, right hand panel. Maybe one or the other will be excluded from the final release, as it would be superfluous.
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17 Nov 2008   #3
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

You may be right. It's early days yet.
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18 Nov 2008   #4
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Update. I have just done a reinstall of 7 without customisation. (I love to punish myself)
There is a Run by default, but it is tucked away in accessories. I must have moved mine to the general program list myself. So the tutorial would be a help for people starting out on 7.
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18 Nov 2008   #5
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

LOL...well at least this will help those that can't find it. Thanks Dave.
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24 Oct 2009   #6
drp37

windows 7
 
 

It was helpful... I did clean install yesterday.. Run command was not added as default.

I was using Ctrl+R shortcut to launch it! always good to have the button!
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