Windows 7: Run Command Missing

Did you notice that the “run command” is missing in Windows 7? Of course the shortcut Windows key + R is still there, but if you also want to add the run command to your start menu, you have to customize the appearance settings of the Start menu first.

Windows 7 Run Command Missing

Enable “Run Command” in Windows 7

1. Step Right-click on the taskbar and click on “Properties”
2. Step Go to the tab “Start Menu” and click on “Customize”:

Customize Windows 7 Start Menu

3. Step Scroll down and check the option “Run Command” to re-enable the missing run command in Windows 7:

Windows 7 Run Command

4. Step Click on Apply to save the settings:

Apply Run Command

5. Step Open the Start Menu and the “Run Command” option will appear:

Enable Run Command Windows 7

Voilà, the Run command is back on the Windows 7 Start Menu and ready for work.

While you are at it, you might want to further customize your Windows 7 Start Menu. You can for example add your Games or Administrative Tools to the Start Menu:

How to customize Windows 7 Start Menu

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One Response to Windows 7: Run Command Missing

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Gary said:

    Thank you for making life easier. Obviously Windows 7 wasn’t my idea.

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