XP Run CommandsEdit

Here is a list of commands you can execute from the Run command prompt in XP:

  • Accessibility Controls
  • access.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard

  • hdwwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs

  • appwiz.cpl

Administrative Tools

  • certmgr.msc

Character Map

  • charmap

Check Disk Utility

  • chkdsk

Clipboard Viewer

  • clipbrd

Command Prompt

  • cmd

Component Services

  • dcomcnfg

Computer Management

  • compmgmt.msc

Date and Time Properties

  • timedate.cpl

DDE Shares

  • ddeshare

Device Manager

  • devmgmt.msc

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)

  • directx.cpl

Direct X Troubleshooter

  • dxdiag

Disk Cleanup Utility

  • cleanmgr

Disk Defragment

  • dfrg.msc

Disk Management

  • diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager

  • diskpart

Display Properties

  • control desktop

Display Properties

  • desk.cpl

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)Edit

control color Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

  • drwtsn32

Driver Verifier Utility

  • verifier

Event Viewer

  • eventvwr.msc

File Signature Verification Tool

  • sigverif


  • findfast.cpl

Folders PropertiesEdit

control folders Fonts

  • control fonts

Fonts Folder

  • fonts

Free Cell Card Game

  • freecell

Game Controllers

  • joy.cpl

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)

  • gpedit.msc

Hearts Card Game

  • mshearts

Iexpress Wizard

  • iexpress

Indexing Service

  • ciadv.msc

Internet Properties

  • inetcpl.cpl

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)

  • ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)

  • ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)

  • ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)

  • ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)

  • ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)

  • ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)

  • ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)

  • ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed)

  • javaws

Keyboard Properties

  • control keyboard

Local Security Settings

  • secpol.msc

Local Users and Groups

  • lusrmgr.msc

Logs You Out Of Windows

  • logoff

Microsoft Chat

  • winchat

Minesweeper Game

  • winmine

Mouse Properties

  • control mouse

Mouse Properties

  • main.cpl


  • netstat

Network Connections

  • control netconnections

Network Connections

  • ncpa.cpl

Network Setup Wizard

  • Cnetsetup.cpl


  • notepad

Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)

  • nvtuicpl.cpl

Object Packager

  • packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator

  • odbccp32.cpl

On Screen Keyboard

  • osk

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)

  • ac3filter.cpl

Password Properties

  • password.cpl

Performance Monitor

  • perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor

  • perfmon

Phone and Modem Options

  • telephon.cpl

Power Configuration

  • powercfg.cpl

Printers and Faxes

  • control printers

Printers Folder

  • printers

Private Character Editor

  • eudcedit

Quicktime (If Installed)

  • QuickTime.cpl

Regional Settings

  • intl.cpl

Registry Editor

  • regedit

Remote Desktop

  • mstsc

Removable Storage

  • ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests

  • ntmsoprq.msc

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)

  • rsop.msc

Scanners and Cameras

  • sticpl.cpl

Scheduled Tasks

  • control schedtasks

Security Center

  • wscui.cpl


  • services.msc

Shared Folders

  • fsmgmt.msc

Shuts Down Windows

  • shutdown

Sounds and Audio

  • mmsys.cpl

Spider Solitare Card Game

  • spider

SQL Client Configuration

  • cliconfg

System Configuration Editor

  • sysedit

System Configuration Utility

  • msconfig

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)

  • sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)

  • sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)

  • sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)

  • sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)

  • sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)

  • sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties

  • sysdm.cpl

Task Manager

  • taskmgr

Telnet Client

  • telnet


  • tracert <hostname or IP>

User Account Management

  • nusrmgr.cpl

Utility Manager

  • utilman

Windows Firewall

  • firewall.cpl

Windows Magnifier

  • magnify

Windows Management Infrastructure

  • wmimgmt.msc

Windows System Security Tool

  • syskey

Windows Update Launches

  • wupdmgr

Windows XP Tour Wizard

  • tourstart


  • write

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