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Windows XP Run Commands

I am a keyboard freak. If by chance you get a glance of my desktop screen, you will not see a single icon. I only leave my run command tab as the remaining point of command in my Windows XP OS. I inherited this behavior even during the MS-DOS days – obviously. Here is a list of the commands I usually use that you yourself can employ if ever you want to get more in tune with the command line.

Accessibility Controls – access.cpl
Add Hardware Wizard – hdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs – appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools – control admintools
Adobe Acrobat – acrobat
Adobe ImageReady – imageready
Adobe Photoshop – photoshop
Automatic Updates – wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard – fsquirt
Calculator – calc
Ccleaner – ccleaner (run ccleaner)
Certificate Manager – certmgr.msc
Character Editor – eudcedit
Character Map – charmap
Check Disk Utility – chkdsk
Check Disk Utility Fix – chkdsk /f
Clear DOS screen – cls
Clipboard Viewer – clipbrd
Command Prompt – cmd
Component Services – dcomcnfg
Computer Management – compmgmt.msc
Date – timedate.cpl
DDE – ddeshare
Device Manager – devmgmt.msc
Directory Display – dir
Direct X Control Panel – directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshoot – 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
Dr. Watson System – drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility – verifier
Event Viewer – eventvwr.msc
Files and Settings Transfer Tool – migwiz
File Signature Verification – sigverif
Findfast – findfast.cpl
Firefox – firefox (you’re laughable if you don’t have one)
Flock – flock (the browser with mozilla engine)
Folders Properties – 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
Help and Support – helpctr
HyperTerminal – hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard – iexpress
Indexing Service – ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard – icwconn1
Internet Properties – inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard – inetwiz (Last resort for bewildered TSAs!)
IP (Connection Configuration) – ipconfig /all
IP (DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /displaydns
IP (Delete DNS Cache Contents) – ipconfig /flushdns
IP (Release All Connections) – ipconfig /release
IP (Renew All Connections) – ipconfig /renew
IP (DHCP & Re-Registers DNS) – ipconfig /registerdns
IP (Display DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /showclassid
IP (Modifies DHCP Class ID) – ipconfig /setclassid
IPv6 Install – netsh interface ipv6 install
Java CP – jpicpl32.cpl
Java CP – javaws
Keyboard Properties – control keyboard
Local Security Settings – secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups – lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows – logoff
Microsoft Access – access.cpl
Malicious Software Removal Tool – mrt
Microsoft Chat – winchat
Microsoft Excel – excel
Microsoft Frontpage – frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker – moviemk
Microsoft Paint – mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint – powerpnt
Microsoft Word – winword
Microsoft Syncronization Tool – mobsync
Minesweeper Game – winmine
Mouse Properties – control mouse
Mouse Properties – main.cpl
Nero – nero
Netmeeting – conf
Network Connections – control netconnections
Network Connections – ncpa.cpl
Network Connections (open all active) – netstat /a
Network Connections (process all IDs) – netstat /o
Network Setup Wizard – netsetup.cpl
Notepad – notepad (the best program I use for so many things)
Nview Desktop Manager – nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager – packager
ODBC Data Source – odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard – osk
Opens AC3 Filter – ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express – msimn
Packet Request- ping (verify if a host is reachable across an IP network)
Packet Request for sites – ping http://www.google.com (example)
Packet Request for network – ping (verify if Netword Card is working)
Packet Request for network – ping ::1 (verify if Netword Card is working for IPv6)
Packet Request for IP address – ping (sample to check if ISP is reachable)
Packet Request for site DNS – ping (google DNS sample)
Paint – pbrush
Password Properties – password.cpl
Performance Monitor – perfmon.msc
Performance Monitor – perfmon
Phone Dialer – dialer
Phone and Modem Options – telephon.cpl
Pinball Game – pinball
Power Configuration – powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes – control printers
Printers Folder – printers
Private Character Editor – eudcedit
Quicktime Player – quicktimeplayer
Quicktime Preferences – QuickTime.cpl
Real Player – realplay
Regional Settings – intl.cpl
Registry Editor – regedit
Registry Editor – regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook – rasphone
Remote Desktop – mstsc
Removable Storage – ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator – ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy – rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras – sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks – control schedtasks
Security Center – wscui.cpl
Self Installer – iexpress
Services – 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 (Scan Now) – sfc /scannow
System File Checker (Next Boot) – sfc /scanonce
System File Checker (Every Boot) – sfc /scanboot
System File Checker (Default) – sfc /revert
System File Checker (Purge Cache) – sfc /purgecache
System File Checker (Set Cache Size) – sfc /cachesize=x (x will be the number set)
System Information – msinfo32
System Properties – sysdm.cpl
Task Manager – taskmgr
TCP/IP Repair – netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
Telnet Client – telnet
Tweak UI – tweakui
User Account Management – nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager – utilman
Windows Address Book – wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility – wabmig
Windows Backup Utility – ntbackup
Windows Firewall – firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier – magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure – wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player – wmplayer
Windows Messenger – msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard – wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool – syskey
Windows Update Launches – wupdmgr
Windows Version – winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard – tourstart
Wordpad – write

And just a hint, you won’t be able to use some of these commands if you don’t have some of the listed programs above installed. One good example would be trying to type the command excel in vain when you know for a fact you don’t have Microsoft Excel installed. Also, some commands must be executed in the command window not from the Run tab.

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  7. Windows XP Run Commands


    You can download it as pdf.

  8. how can i check what connections are curently running ?
    exemple: i play Lineage 2 and i want to see what is the servers ip address and port
    (so i can log my walker :D)

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