13 August 2011

Some Useful Commands for Windows' Run

Run Command is a feature of the Microsoft operating system that can be used to directly open a Widows service, an application or even a document. Run was introduced in Windows 95 and can be accessed by pressing the Win + R shortcut or directly from the Start menu.
Probably everyone who is using windows operating system, use this command so often. It also gives the user the ability to execute some commands to manage windows resources and services. So here are some useful and popular commands that you can use with Run.To execute any command with Run, you just need to enter it in the Run dialog box and hit the Enter key.


This command opens the Windows Registry. In the Windows OS, the system configuration information is stored centrally in a hierarchical database called the registry. You can use Registry  Editor to add and edit registry keys and values, restore the registry from a backup or to its default values, and to import or export keys for reference or backup. Just remember before changing anything in this window, get a backup of your registry windows.


After executing this command, the Windows Command Prompt will be open and you are able to execute the DOS (Disk Operating System) commands.


By typing this command and execute it, you can go to the Performance Monitor window. You can use Windows Performance Monitor to examine how programs that you run affect your computer’s performance, both in real time and by collecting Log data for later analysis.


Enter this command to open the Windows System Configuration Editor. If you are not an advanced user, better not do any modification in this section.


After entering this command, you will enter the Disk Management window. You can use Disk Management to perform disk-related tasks such as creating and formatting partitions and volumes, and assigning drive letters.


This command opens the Device Manager. Use Device Manager to install and update the drivers of your system hardware components, change the hardware setting for those devices, and troubleshoot problems.


In the Windows Services section, you are able to manage the services running on your system, disable or enable any service or even add a new one.


It is one of the useful Windows tools. You can manage the startup items in the System Configuration window. Enable or disable Windows or other programs' services. If your system takes a long time to start up then check this section.


It will open the Control Panel/Add or Remove a program. To uninstall a program, select it from the list and then click Uninstall, Change or Repair.


System Information (also known as msinfo32.exe) shows detailed information about your computer's hardware configuration, components, and software, including drivers.


If you're having problems getting a game or movie to play properly, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool can help you pinpoint the source. DirectX is a suite of technologies used by many of the multimedia programs in Windows.


It goes to Application Data>Local>Temp directory. All the Windows temporally files are stored in this section. For the improvement of the Windows performance, often check this section and delete all files in this directory.