Windows "Run" commands help save time and help us become more productive at home or the workplace. The first thing we must do is open the "Run " dialog box, this can be accomplished one of two ways:
The first method is to click on the "Start" button and then click on "Run".
The second method is to use the windows logo key + r and the "Run" dialog box will automatically open up.
Which ever method you choose you should end up with a "Run" dialog box like the picture below.
Run commands: Function
compmgmt.msc Opens Computer Management
cmd Opens Command Prompt
devmgmt.msc Opens Device Manager
diskmgmt.msc Opens Disk Management
eventvwr.msc Opens Event Viewer
gpedit.msc Opens Group Policies (only in XP Pro and Media Center Edition)
lusrmgr.msc Opens Local users and groups
msconfig Opens System Configuration Utility
msinfo32 Opens System Information
perfmon.msc Opens Performance Monitor
regedit Opens Registry Editor
services.msc Opens Services dialog box
sysedit Opens System Configuration Editor
winver Shows Windows version information
Run Commands to access various sections of the Control Panel:
appwiz.cpl Opens Add/Remove Programs
timedate.cpl Opens Date/Time Properties
desk.cpl Opens Display Properties
fonts Opens Fonts Folder
inetcpl.cpl Opens Internet Properties
main.cpl Opens Mouse Properties
sysdm.cpl Opens System Properties
dxdiag Opens DirectX Diagnostic Tool
Although this is not a complete list of all the "Run" commands , these are the ones that i use most on a daily basis. If you feel that i missed an important "Run" command leave a comment and let me know so that it can be added to the list.