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

Published: Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 Last Modified: March 30, 2010