Usage of Run Commands in Windows® 7
What is the significance of using various run commands in Windows 7?
Windows 7 has many utilities and features to enhance your computing experience. If you are a new user, you might not know how to navigate through options to explore all the features and utilities. Run line commands on Windows 7 helps you to open all some of the inbuilt utilities by typing a run line command in the run box. You do not have to navigate through various options to open up a utility if you know the run line command to open the utility. By default, Windows 7 does not have the run box in the Start menu. To enable the run box, you need to right click on the 'Start' button, select 'Properties' and then click on 'Start' menu and on 'Customize' and put a check mark in ‘Run command’ and click on 'OK'. You can also hit the 'Windows' key and the 'R' on the keyboard to get the run box.
Following are some run line commands that can be used on Windows 7:
'appwiz.cpl' command launches the programs unintallation utility. Normally to open this utility, you need to click on 'Start then on 'Control panel' and select 'Programs and features' and then click on ‘Uninstall program’. By typing the command ‘appwiz.cpl’, you can uninstall any installed application without navigate through different menus.
'Devmgmt.cpl' run line command brings up the Device manager for you, where you can see the status of each installed hardware component and their status. You can update the driver, uninstall the driver or disable the hardware in device manager by quickly launching it with the run line command 'Devmgmt.cpl'.
'Diskmgmt.msc' opens up the disk defragement utility. By using this utility user can perform a disk defragement and that would reduce the access time of applications and files on the computer. You just need to type 'Diskmgmt.msc' in the 'Run' box, click on 'OK', select the drive on which you want to run the disk defragement on and click on 'Start'.
The 'Msconfig' command in the run box will bring up the system configuration utility, where you can enable or disable the programs and services that run during the Windows startup. You can also customize the way your computer boots in system configuration utility.
'Ncpa.cpl' command in the run box will bring up the network connection window, You can view your network and Internet connection in the network connection window and you can also change the settings of those connections.
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