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4 Ways to Launch the Windows Run Command

In this article, we’ll talk about four different ways to launch a command. Most users are used to using the Start Menu only, but there are other options.

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There are four relatively easy ways to access the Run commands.

From the Start Menu

  1. Click on Start
  2. Click on Run
  3. Enter your command..

Using the Windows Run Key

  1. Hit <Windows Key>-R on your keyboard
  2. Enter your command..

From the Task Manager

  1. Hit <Ctrl><Alt><Del>
  2. Click Task Manager
  3. Click File->New Task(Run)
  4. Enter your command..

From Explorer

This is a cheat. We aren’t accessing the Run command so much as just launching a command window.

  1. Navigate to %WINDIR%System32 (usually c:WindowsSystem32)
  2. Double-click on CMD.exe
  3. Enter your command in the DOS window

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