Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Where is the "Run" (as in XP's start)

17 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Where is the "Run" (as in XP's start)

The start menu in XP had a "Run" option that allowed you to run items like regedit or msconfig. Has that "Run" field been abolished in W 7?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Hope this helps

Start menu. Click on windows globe

You can make those commands in search now
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro

Just type it in the search window as it works the same.

window key+r
My System SpecsSystem Spec

17 Jan 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Anderson,

In addition to the above, this can help show you how to add RUN to the Start Menu as a button to open RUN easily.

Run Command - Add or Remove from Start Menu

...or if you would prefer a RUN shortcut instead.

Run Command - Create Shortcut

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Another place to see it is start menu > All Programs > Accessories > Run
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #6


You can customize your Start Menu by rightclicking in an empty area>Properties>Customize. That's where I get my Run command button, expanding folder trees for Computer, Control Panel, and some hidden folders I want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Where is the "Run" (as in XP's start)

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"
My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar...
General Discussion
Thinner start bar to fit "date" and "clock"
Hey guys. Pleas tell me how do I make my Windows 7 start bar (superbar) thinner as much as I want. like if i would re-size it manually, because if I choose the option of "Use small icons" then in the left corner of my start bar I don't see the "date" it's only clock!!!, so if I could make it...
Themes and Styles
change start menu icons "devices and printers" and "recorded tv"
Hello Ive managed to change all the icons on my system to custom ones apart from devices and printers and recorded tv on the right of the start menu.(the ones that appear over your user picture when you hover over them) Ive searched everywhere for their location in the registry but cant find them...
Change Start Menu "Run" & "Connect to" icons
I searched the forum for tutorials on how to change these two icons (see pictures), but couldn't find any, so if anyone have the reg key location for the icons please let me know. Thanks in Advance :)
Pinning "New" and "Open" Word document to start menu
Using Word 2007, I am unable to pin the "New" and "Open" Word Document to the Start Menu. I was able to do this in XP and Vista. I go to "All Programs" and can load Word but cannot find the options new/open. In Word I go to "Word Options" and it is not listed there either. Thanks.
Microsoft Office
Start menu -> Shutdown Button - "shut down" and "sleep"
Hi. Start menu -> I can only see shut down, or sleep, depending on how it's configured, but to access other power options I have to click on the small white arrow to the right of the power button. So if the default setting of the big button is shutdown then it's a hassle to choose sleep because...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App