Complete List of Run Commands in Windows 8

Windows 8 support hundreds of run commands to quickly access features, settings, programs and apps. 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.

The command prompt is included in Windows 8 and Windows RT, even though it doesn’t appear on the Start screen by default. You can even add it to the Start screen if you want to open it more quickly. For that search Run in Start screen and select “Pin to Start” option by right clicking the tile.

To open the Run command

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
    (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then clickSearch.)
  2. Enter run in the search box, tap or click Apps, and then tap or click Run.

Okay, that was Windows 8 style. You can open the run command by pressing Windows+R key

Complete List of Run Commands in Windows 8

List of Run Commands in Windows 8

Here’s the complete list of run commands in Windows 8, still some of the commands in the list may not work, in accordance to the program’s existence in your Windows 8.

If you think I missed some important commands, write them in comments, I’ll love to add them to list.



Accessibility Controls access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard accwiz
Add Hardware Wizard hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control admintools
Automatic Updates wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard fsquirt
Calculator calc
Certificate Manager certmgr.msc
Character Map – charmap
Check Disk Utility chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer clipbrd
Command Prompt – cmd
Component Services – dcomcnfg
Computer Management compmgmt.msc
Control Panel control
Data and Time Properties timedate.cpl
DDE Shares ddeshare
Device Manager devmgmt.msc
Direct X Troubleshooter dxdiag
Disk Defragment dfrg.msc
Disk Partition Manager diskpart
Display Properties control desktop
Display Properties disk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility drwtsn32
Driver Verifier verifier
Event Viewer eventvwr.msc
File and Setting Transfer Tool migwiz
File Signature Verification Tool sigverif
Findfast findfast.cpl
Firefox firefox
Folders Properties control folders
Fonts control fonts
Font Folders fonts
Add Features to Windows 8 windowsanytimeupgradeui
Game Contollers joy.cpl
Group Policy Edition gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game mshearts
Help and Support helpctr
Hyper Terminal hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard iexpress
Indexing Service ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard icwconn1
Internet Explorer iexplore
Internet Properties inetcpl.cpl
Keyboard Properties control keyboard
Local Security Settings secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups lusrmgr.msc
Log Out of Windows logoff
Malicious Software Removal Tool mrt
Microsoft Chat winchat
Microsoft Movie Maker moviemk
Microsoft Paint mspaint
Microsoft Synchronization Tool mobsync
Minesweeper Game winmine
Mouse Properties control mouse
Mouse Properties main.cpl
Netmeeting conf
Network Connections control netconnections
Network Connections ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard netsetup.cpl
Notepad notepad
Object Packager packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard osk
Outlook Express msimn
Paint pbrush
Password Properties password.cpl
Performance Monitor perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor perfmon
Phone and Modem Options telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer dialer
Pinball Game pinball
Power Configuration powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes control printers
Printers Folder printers
Regional Settings intl.cpl
Registry Editor regedit
Registry Editor regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook rasphone
Remote Desktop mstsc
Removable Storage ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Request ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy(XP) rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks
Security Center wscui.cpl
Services services.msc
Shared Folders fsmgmt.msc
ShutDown 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 Information msinfo32
System Properties sysdm.cpl
Task Manager taskmgr
TCP Tester tcptest
Telnet Client telnet
User Account Management nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager utilman
Windows Address Book wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility wabmig
Windows Explorer explorer
Windows Firewall firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player wmplayer
Windows Messenger msmsgs
Windows System Security Tool syskey
Windows Update Launches wupdmgr
Windows Version winver

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Windows Activation slui

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  1. slui — Windows Activation
    iexpress — i express wizard

    • Thanks Aatish, iexpress was already there I missed slui :)

  2. hello luzan its pretty cool !!! but i want start button at my desktop in windows 8? so, how can i get it?



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