Software & Apps Windows 35 35 people found this article helpful Run Commands in Windows 7 A complete list of Windows 7 run commands By Tim Fisher General Manager, VP, Lifewire.com Tim Fisher has 30+ years' professional technology support experience. He writes troubleshooting content and is the General Manager of Lifewire. our editorial process Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Tim Fisher Updated January 14, 2020 Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email A Windows 7 run command is just the executable for a particular program. In other words, a run command is the name of the actual file that starts an application. Knowing a Windows 7 run command can be helpful if Windows won't start but you do have access to command prompt. Having quick access from the Run box is nice too. As of January 2020, Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows 7. We recommend upgrading to Windows 10 to continue receiving security updates and technical support. 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Many Windows 7 run command lists online incorrectly include Command Prompt commands or Control Panel "commands" as run commands when technically they are not. The Small Print There are a few Windows 7 run commands that work differently in some situations, or not at all from one command line interface to another in Windows. For example, a number of executables in Windows 7 can only be run from the Run box and not Command Prompt, and some others are only available in certain versions of Windows 7.  This run command cannot be executed from the Command Prompt because the file is not in the default Windows path. However, it can be run from the Windows Search box or the Run box. The display run command opens Windows Media Player and automatically starts to play the DVD movie in the primary DVD drive. You must follow the font view run command with the name of the font that you wish to see. When you execute the regedt32 run command, it simply forwards to regedit and executes that program instead. Two distinct versions of Registry Editor did exist in some earlier versions of Windows. This run command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 7. More from Lifewire A Complete List of Run Commands for Windows 8 How to Open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows What You Need to Know About Commands in Windows How to Open Command Prompt in All Versions of Windows Access Control Panel Items Using These Commands Launch Device Manager From the Command Line With This Trick What Is the At Command? 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