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Windows 7: Cmd Regedit missing from run menu

19 Jul 2015   #1
dx7bc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Cmd Regedit missing from run menu

So i run some batch file from this website: I want to reserve my free copy of Windows 10, but I don?t see - Microsoft Community

to reserve a free copy of windows 10 (it worked) but now if i type in cmd or regedit in the run field (windows 7 start menu) i get nothing found....i checked my windows folder and cmd.exe as well as regedit.exe are there and i can open them...but how can i fix it so i can run/open it from start menu like it was before?


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19 Jul 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Do they work if you open a Command Prompt or Elevated Command Prompt?
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19 Jul 2015   #3
dx7bc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It opens only if I open it from /windows folder..
Nothing appears in the search/run field
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20 Jul 2015   #4
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dx7bc View Post
...i checked my windows folder and cmd.exe as well as regedit.exe are there
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dx7bc View Post
It opens only if I open it from /windows folder
Cmd.exe should not exist in C:\Windows. Cmd.exe should exist at C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe.
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20 Jul 2015   #5
dx7bc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sorry i misspell there!
I meant regedit.exe
I just checked location of my CMD.exe and its somewhere else!
Please check the attached pics


Pic1: cmd is not found in the run/search field



Pic2: location of cmd.exe




Pic4: registry editor is not found...same goes for msconfig and few other programs



Pic5: location of registry editor .exe file

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20 Jul 2015   #6
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

@Pic2 Wha? Could you verify your Cmd.exe's location by running a Where command on it,
E.g.
Code:
where cmd.exe


While I can suggest you rebuild Explorer's index, I'm not too familiar with Windows' search functionality and don't know why your searches are yielding blanks.
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20 Jul 2015   #7
dx7bc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 






i let the search for cmd.exe run a bit longer (more than 2 min) and i got 4 cmd.exe files found
i think something went wrong after i run that batch file....I hope someone here who understands it can read it and see what it changed XD

Code:
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx
if "%errorlevel%" == "0" GOTO RunGWX
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
:CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready
if NOT "%errorlevel%" == "0" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning
:RunGWX
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"




Code:
REG QUERY "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeExperienceIndicators" /v UpgEx | findstr UpgEx
if "%errorlevel%" == "1" GOTO RunGWX
reg add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Appraiser" /v UtcOnetimeSend /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
:CompatCheckRunning
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser"
schtasks /query /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser" | findstr Ready
if NOT "%errorlevel%" == "1" ping localhost >nul &goto :CompatCheckRunning
:RunGWX
schtasks /run /TN "\Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig"
including these 2 batch files


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20 Jul 2015   #8
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dx7bc View Post
i let the search for cmd.exe run a bit longer (more than 2 min) and i got 4 cmd.exe files found
Pick your favourite. I personally prefer the C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe one.


Those batch files don't reveal anything out of the ordinary. They should not have affected your searches.
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20 Jul 2015   #9
dx7bc

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm rebuilding my index..will post the updates when its done,probably will take couple of hours
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20 Jul 2015   #10
Pyprohly

Windows 10, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, OS X El Capitan
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dx7bc View Post
i let the search for cmd.exe run a bit longer (more than 2 min) and i got 4 cmd.exe files found
Wait, 4 minutes? How could a Where search take 4 minutes?? The Where search only searches for files that reside in each of the directories defined by your Path variable. That shouldn't be much.

The command,
Code:
echo %PATH:;=&echo.%
will list out all the paths defined in your Path variable. How many entries are in this list?
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