List of Run Commands in Windows 8

Complete List of Windows 8 Run Commands

Screenshot of the calc Run command in Command Prompt in Windows 10
Calc Run Command.

A Windows 8 run command is simply the name of the file used to execute a program. Knowing the run command for a program in Windows 8 can be useful if you'd like to start a program from a script file or if you only have access to a command line interface during a Windows issue.

For example, write.exe is the file name for the WordPad program in Windows 8, so by executing the write run command, you can start the WordPad program.

Similarly, the run command Windows 8 uses for Command Prompt is simply cmd, so you can use that to open Command Prompt from the command line.

Most of the Windows 8 run commands below can be executed from Command Prompt and the Run dialog box, but some are exclusive to one or the other. There are also a few notes to be aware of about these Windows 8 commands, so be sure to read them below the table.

Did We Miss a Windows 8 Run Command? Please let me know and I'll add it, but make sure it's a true run command, not a Command Prompt command or a Control Panel "command" that some other lists include.

You can see those in our Command Prompt Commands in Windows 8 and Control Panel Command Line Commands lists.

List of Run Commands in Windows 8

Program NameRun Command
About Windowswinver
Add a Devicedevicepairingwizard
Add Features to Windows 8windowsanytimeupgradeui
Add Hardware Wizardhdwwiz
Advanced Startup Optionsbootim
Advanced User Accountsnetplwiz
Authorization Managerazman
Backup and Restoresdclt
Bluetooth File Transferfsquirt
Buy a Product Key Onlinepurchasewindowslicense
Change Computer Performance Settingssystempropertiesperformance
Change Data Execution Prevention Settingssystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Change Printer Settingsprintui
Character Mapcharmap
ClearType Tunercttune
Color Managementcolorcpl
Command Promptcmd
Component Servicescomexp
Component Servicesdcomcnfg
Computer Managementcompmgmt
Computer Managementcompmgmtlauncher
Connect to a Network Projectornetproj1
Connect to a Projectordisplayswitch
Control Panelcontrol
Create A Shared Folder Wizardshrpubw
Create a System Repair Discrecdisc
Credential Backup and Restore Wizardcredwiz
Data Execution Preventionsystempropertiesdataexecutionprevention
Default Locationlocationnotifications
Device Managerdevmgmt
Device Pairing Wizarddevicepairingwizard
Diagnostics Troubleshooting Wizardmsdt
Digitizer Calibration Tooltabcal
DirectAcesss Propertiesdaprop
DirectX Diagnostic Tooldxdiag
Disk Cleanupcleanmgr
Disk Defragmenterdfrgui
Disk Managementdiskmgmt
Display Color Calibrationdccw
Display Switchdisplayswitch
DPAPI Key Migration Wizarddpapimig
Driver Verifier Managerverifier
Ease of Access Centerutilman
EFS REKEY Wizardrekeywiz
Encrypting File System Wizardrekeywiz
Event Viewereventvwr
Fax Cover Page Editorfxscover
File Historyfilehistory
File Signature Verificationsigverif
Flash Player Settings Managerflashplayerapp
Font Viewerfontview2
IExpress Wizardiexpress
Import to Windows Contactswabmig3
Install or Uninstall Display Languageslusrmgr
Internet Exploreriexplore3
iSCSI Initiator Configuration Tooliscsicpl
iSCSI Initiator Propertiesiscsicpl
Language Pack Installerlpksetup
Local Group Policy Editorgpedit
Local Security Policysecpol
Local Users and Groupslusrmgr
Location Activitylocationnotifications
Malicious Software Removal Toolmrt
Manage Your File Encryption Certificatesrekeywiz
Math Input Panelmip3
Microsoft Management Consolemmc
Microsoft Support Diagnostic Toolmsdt
NAP Client Configurationnapclcfg
New Scan Wizardwiaacmgr
ODBC Data Source Administratorodbcad32
ODBC Driver Configurationodbcconf
On-Screen Keyboardosk
Performance Monitorperfmon
Performance Optionssystempropertiesperformance
Phone Dialerdialer
Presentation Settingspresentationsettings
Print Managementprintmanagement
Printer Migrationprintbrmui
Printer User Interfaceprintui
Private Character Editoreudcedit
Protected Content Migrationdpapimig
Recovery Driverecoverydrive
Refresh Your PCsystemreset
Registry Editorregedt324
Remote Access Phonebookrasphone
Remote Desktop Connectionmstsc
Resource Monitorresmon
perfmon /res
Resultant Set of Policyrsop
Securing the Windows Account Databasesyskey
Set Program Access and Computer Defaultscomputerdefaults
Share Creation Wizardshrpubw
Shared Foldersfsmgmt
Snipping Toolsnippingtool
Sound Recordersoundrecorder
SQL Server Client Network Utilitycliconfg
Steps Recorderpsr
Sticky Notesstikynot
Stored User Names and Passwordscredwiz
Sync Centermobsync
System Configurationmsconfig
System Configuration Editorsysedit5
System Informationmsinfo32
System Properties (Advanced Tab)systempropertiesadvanced
System Properties (Computer Name Tab)systempropertiescomputername
System Properties (Hardware Tab)systempropertieshardware
System Properties (Remote Tab)systempropertiesremote
System Properties (System Protection Tab)systempropertiesprotection
System Restorerstrui
Task Managertaskmgr
Task Managerlaunchtm
Task Schedulertaskschd
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Paneltabtip3
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Managementtpm
User Account Control Settingsuseraccountcontrolsettings
Utility Managerutilman
Version Reporter Appletwinver
Volume Mixersndvol
Windows Activation Clientslui
Windows Anytime Upgrade Resultswindowsanytimeupgraderesults
Windows Contactswab3
Windows Disc Image Burning Toolisoburn
Windows Easy Transfermigwiz3
Windows Explorerexplorer
Windows Fax and Scanwfs
Windows Featuresoptionalfeatures
Windows Firewall with Advanced Securitywf
Windows Help and Supportwinhlp32
Windows Journaljournal3
Windows Media Playerdvdplay
Windows Memory Diagnostic Schedulermdsched
Windows Mobility Centermblctr
Windows Picture Acquisition Wizardwiaacmgr
Windows PowerShellpowershell
Windows PowerShell ISEpowershell_ise
Windows Remote Assistancemsra
Windows Repair Discrecdisc
Windows Script Hostwscript
Windows SmartScreensmartscreensettings
Windows Store Cach Clearwsreset
Windows Updatewuapp
Windows Update Standalone Installerwusa
WMI Managementwmimgmt
WMI Testerwbemtest
XPS Viewerxpsrchvw

[1] The netproj run command is only available in Windows 8 if Network Projection is enabled from Windows Features.

[2] The fontview run command must be followed with the name of the font that you want to see.

[3] This run command can not be executed from the Command Prompt because the file is not in the default Windows path. However, it can be run from other areas in Windows 8 that allow execution of files when typed, like Run and Search.

[4] The regedt32 run command forwards to regedit and executes it instead.

[5] This run command is not available in 64-bit versions of Windows 8.