Windows is the most popular Operating System among other Operating Systems in the world right now. There is this one feature that Windows keep in their Operating System since the time they have started and it is the Run Dialog Box.
There is no doubt that you have seen this Run Dialog Box so many times and it may have helped you a lot when it comes to troubleshooting Windows errors, bugs, etc. But, did you know the actual use of Run Dialog Box? Let’s find that out!
Uses of the Run Dialog Box
It is simple. The Run Dialog Box is used to open programs, Windows applications, files, and even web pages that are known.
One of the most important uses of the Run Dialog Box is that it is used to open these programs in Windows:
- Command prompt
- System configuration settings
- Registry editor
- Directx diagnostic tool
- Temporary folder
You can find more uses below. Keep scrolling!
How to Open the Run Dialog Box
There are a few ways to open the Run Dialog Box.
1 — Keyboard shortcut
When not inside a Window, Press “Windows key + R” to open the Run dialog box
2 – From Windows search
In the Windows search bar, type “Run“. It will make the Run Dialog Box pop out.
Useful Run Commands
Here, I have brought the most used Run commands that may be useful to you. Feel free to mark this page.
|Command||Use||What can do|
|cmd||Run the Command prompt||Execute command lines|
|control||Open control panel||Change Windows settings|
|msconfig||open System Configuration||1. Startup selection|
2. Boot options
3. Enable/disable services
4. Open useful tools
|sysdm.cpl||Access Windows system properties||1. Change Windows performance|
2. Change virtual memory
3. Other system tweaks
|resmon||open Windows resource monitor||Monitor Computer resources|
|msinfo32||Open system information||View system information|
|regedit||Access Windows registry editor||1. Change registry records|
2. Add registry records
3. Delete registry records
|powercfg.cpl||Open Windows power options||1. Change power settings|
2. Increase/decrease performance
|%temp%||Open Windows temporary folder||Delete unnecessary temporary files and|
|dxdiag||Open DirectX diagnostic tool||1. View System information|
2. Diagnose sounds, Display and inputs
|mrt||Run Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool||Scan & Remove malicious apps|
|devmgmt.msc||Open Device manager||1. View computer devices|
2. Enable/disable devices
3. Update devices
|services.msc||Access Windows services||1. Enable/disable services|
2. Set/remove services from startup
Brief History of Run Dialog Box
The Run Dialog Box. or also known as “Windows Run”, “Run Command” was officially released with Windows 95. Till then, the uses and its interface has changed over the years and now it has become an essential feature of Windows Operating Systems.
Although it is called Window Run, the “Run command” is not something very unique to the Windows Operating Systems. It is also a feature in Unix-based Operating Systems.
More information – Wikipedia