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Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia

Sandip Dedhia is the founder of, he loves to write on technology, gadgets & web services. At Blogsdna you can read his Windows tutorials, free and useful software related articles. He is on twitter too @sandipnd

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  • MLS

    This shows how to bring up a run dialog, but what about programs that used to use run.exe to launch? For example, Cygwin-X brings up a bunch of DOS windows while try to set up an xterm. They all fail, so Cygwin stops running.

  • Marc See

    How about usinq the Windows key+”R”?

  • Awesome! Thank you very much.

  • Parasdongre1988

    but it is not showing there also…..

  • Markreedjones

    That works (Windows-R) but if you have to issue a Run Command as Administrator, you’ll need the shortcut instead.

  • Luisdavid

    So thanks! :D

  • An easier way to do it: Windows Key + R, and then…
    cmd /c “taskkill /f /im explorer.exe && del %AppData%..LocalIconCache.db /a && explorer.exe”

  • Anonymous

    The run window appears and then immediately vanishes. Why doesn’t it stay opened?

  • Just press the “WINDOWS KEY” & “R” more efficient. .

  • YannickG

    Great, just what I needed!

  • Delhi

    thanks buddy it worked

  • Pat

    Needed the function for the first time and it wasn’t there! Thanks for the clear directions.

  • Pat

    Needed the function for the first time and it wasn’t there! Thanks for the clear directions.

  • Ozzie

    THANK YOU so much for taking the time to provide the installing Run command. You ROCK!

  • play2222win

    very helpful thank you

  • Hamsashemeer


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  • Andy

    yeah, its much easier))

  • Allen

    cheers, hate the command missing, got it running again with yours and another article

  • K Sherwood74

    I am having the same problem. If you got your fixed could you please tell me how to fix mine? I am sooo frustrated. Thank you so much.

  • Guest

    Thx why does MSFT muck around with something that was always there?

  • Great. That worked thank you!

  • Kingkking_123130

    how to run old version programs in windows 7

  • ghouse

    I am using windows 7 with 32 bit
    I Installed java 1.6 and oracle 10g in system
    But I am unable to run jdbc programs
    when i am trying to run these programs the system displays jdbc drivers not installed
    plz send information about execution of these programs

  • Genulovin

    nu mai am asa ceva pe ecran si nici clik dreapta nu am nicitaskbar nu mai e nimic
    cum fac sa le am inapoi

  • I had followed the above steps but it doesn’t helped me in anyway. Is there any other way.

  • Bernard

    When I want to run an application, this pops out : “This Microsoft Windows operating system is not supported by the application”. 
    How do I go about to get the support?

  • joeda

    It is true that this pins the Run function to the Menu, but some Run functions flash on the screen so fast that you cannot read them. For example, when I ping a URL the ping response flashes so fast that I cannot read the ping results. I’ve tried adding “ping URL -w 100” but this does not help.

    My question is how do you make the ping results display an appropriate amout of time?

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  • 007

    Not even close to the right forum for this question.  Check your classpath…

  • Petus

    Very nice, thank you very much, do you know how to unblock windows live?

  • Maulik

    this is a fabulous and so good for window 7

  • Mjazzlvr54

    thanks  it easy to follow

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  • iraqi

    ????? ????? ??? ???????? ?? ??? ??????

  • vaibhav

    still dont got the run button

  • JL

    how do i enable right click, the run program is deleted

  • Mohammad Azeem Care Taker

    thank you for help

  • yoda67

    use the command prompt… so:
    ping URL…

  • diwakar