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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

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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
Microsoft MVP


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

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