Do More Gaming Complete Guide to Your Windows System Run Commands Access parts of the operating system easily Share Pin Email Print LG gram laptop computer. LG Gaming PC Xbox PlayStation Nintendo Mobile Minecraft Classic Games by Jason Rybka Updated August 20, 2019 260 260 people found this article helpful Run commands can be used to access various aspects of your computer without going through the Control Panel or menus. If you're in the process of tweaking your system so it becomes more responsive, you may find these commands useful. This guide applies to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. Windows Run Commands To use any of these commands, click Start > Run or use the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + R. Then enter a command at the prompt and press OK. Before modifying any values within these utilities, however, be sure to read up on what they do. The Run app is not case sensitive. Command What It Does Command Opens the command prompt. Compmgmt.msc Opens the computer management console. Devmgmt.msc Opens the device manager. Dfrg.msc Opens Windows' disk defragmenter. Diskmgmt.msc Opens the disk management tool. Eventvwr.msc Opens the event viewer. Fsmgmt.msc Opens shared folders. Gpedit.msc Opens the group policy editor. Lusrmgr.msc Opens the local users and groups. Mailto: Opens the default email client. Msconfig Opens the system configuration utility. Msinfo32 Opens the system information utility. Perfmon.msc Opens the performance monitor. Regedit Opens the registry editor. Rsop.msc Opens resultant set of policy. Secpol.msc Opens local security settings. Services.msc Opens services utility. Sysedit Opens system configuration editor. System.ini Windows loading information. Win.ini Windows loading information. Winver Shows current version of Windows. Control Panel Access Run Commands The following commands access various parts of the Control Panel directly: Command What It Does Appwiz.cpl Add/Remove Programs Timedate.cpl Date/Time Properties Desk.cpl Display Properties Fonts Fonts Folder Inetcpl.cpl Internet Properties Main.cpl keyboard Keyboard Properties Main.cpl Mouse Properties Mmsys.cpl Multimedia Properties Netcpl.cpl Network Properties Password.cpl Password Properties Printers Printers Folder Mmsys.cpl sounds Sound Properties Sysdm.cpl System Properties Continue Reading A Complete List of Run Commands for Windows 8 How to Open Control Panel in All Versions of Windows (It's Really Easy) A Complete List of Run Commands in Windows 7 What You Need to Know About Commands in Windows How to Use the Telnet Client in Windows Control Panel: Everything You Need to Know Launch Device Manager From the Command Line With This Trick How to Open Command Prompt in All Versions of Windows 21 Command Prompt Tricks and Hacks How to Disable Error Reporting in Windows How to Open Disk Management in Windows to Make Changes to Drives Need to Adjust the Color Quality Setting in Windows? Here's How 15 Linux Terminal Commands That Will Rock Your World How to Use the Attrib Command in Windows How to Disable Superfetch on Windows 10 Got Windows? You Can Run Android Apps, Too!