Shortcuts to Windows 7 System Tools

Do you want some handy shortcuts for the most important Windows 7 tools? If so, here is a list of some very handy shortcuts.


Pro-Tip: Using shortcuts like winver.exe or msinfo32.exe in combination with Autohotkey is a powerful tool – you can customize Windows 7 or open frequently accessed tools with one key combination

Built-in Windows 7 System Tools Paths

You can start any of the following programs by entering the .exe or cpl name of the program into the search field on your Start menu.

Example: Enter winver.exe, wscui.cpl, appwiz.cpl


For example if you want to know your Windows version you simply enter winver.exe. System tools that are executables (.exe) don’t require the extension, but .cpl programs require it. You can enter winver, but you can’t enter appwiz to launch the system tool.

Command Prompt: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe
Windows 7 Command Prompt

Registry Editor: C:\Windows\System32\regedt32.exe
Windows 7 Registry Editor

About Windows: C:\Windows\system32\winver.exe

Windows 7 Task Manager: C:\Windows\System32\taskmgr.exe
Windows 7 Task Manager

Complete list:
Change UAC Settings: C:\Windows\System32\UserAccountControlSettings.exe
Action Center C:\Windows\System32\wscui.cpl
Windows Troubleshooting: C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting
Computer Management: C:\Windows\System32\compmgmt.msc
Programs: C:\Windows\System32\appwiz.cpl
Remote Assistance: C:\Windows\System32\msra.exe
System Information: C:\Windows\System32\msinfo32.exe
System Properties: C:\Windows\System32\control.exe system
System Restore: C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe
Internet Options: C:\Windows\System32\inetcpl.cpl
Internet Protocol Configuration: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k %windir%\system32\ipconfig.exe
Windows 7 Performance Monitor: C:\Windows\System32\perfmon.exe
Windows 7 Resource Monitor: C:\Windows\System32\resmon.exe

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