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    List of magic commands to run?

    i have had many good tips here to put << x >> into the run box

    these magic commands are very useful

    is there a complete list of all these commands anywhere
    along with all the options you can tack on the end
    plus a description of what they do and why you want to run them

    this seems to be too handy not to have been more widely advertised and documented in the pc users magazines

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    I've got a list in my head, compiled over many years. Unfortunately it doesn't translate to paper / electricity very well.

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    Here's a list of Control Panel commands http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstr...mmand-line.htm

    There's no need to type control at the beginning of the command such as listed for Programs and Features (control appwiz.cpl) just type appwiz.cpl from Start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    I've got a list in my head, compiled over many years. Unfortunately it doesn't translate to paper / electricity very well.

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    In case there are differences, here's another List of Run Commands for Windows 7 from Seven Forums.

    Also from Seven Forums, a List of All Windows 7 Shell Commands.

    Finally, my own list of Windows Key shortcuts

    Use WinKey with these keys to perform the listed task:

    WinKey alone > Open or close the Start menu.
    Pause > Display the System Properties dialog box.
    D > Display the desktop.
    M > Minimize all windows.
    Shift+M > Restore minimized windows to the desktop.
    E > Open Computer.
    F > Search for a file or folder.
    R > Open the Run dialog box.
    Spacebar > Preview the desktop.
    Up Arrow > Maximize the window.
    Left Arrow > Maximize the window to the left side of the screen.
    Right Arrow > Maximize the window to the right side of the screen.
    Down Arrow > Minimize the window.
    Home > Minimize all but the active window.
    X > Open Windows Mobility Center.

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    an example of one that i was given

    runbox: sfc /scannow
    will fix missing bad dlls

    i have been told a few others but dont recall them
    although i hope i have the notes in my windows docs drawer somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedball View Post
    an example of one that i was given

    runbox: sfc /scannow
    will fix missing bad dlls

    i have been told a few others but dont recall them
    although i hope i have the notes in my windows docs drawer somewhere
    sfc /scannow requires an elevated command prompt from within Windows and if you try to run it from the run box, all you will see is a fleeting black window.
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    worked for me

    wanted an original disk to do the repair though



    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    sfc /scannow requires an elevated command prompt from within Windows and if you try to run it from the run box, all you will see is a fleeting black window.

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    i found this one !!

    Commands and Their Availability from MS-DOS 6.22 through Windows 8

    Command MS-DOS Win 98 Win XP Win Vista Win 7 Win 8
    Append Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Arp N Y Y Y Y Y
    Assoc N N Y Y Y Y
    At N N Y Y Y Y
    Atmadm N N Y N N N
    Attrib Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Auditpol N N N Y Y Y
    Bcdboot N N N N Y Y
    Bcdedit N N N Y Y Y
    Bdehdcfg N N N N Y Y
    Bitsadmin N N N Y Y Y
    Bootcfg N N Y Y Y Y
    Bootsect N N N Y10 Y10 Y
    Break Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Cacls N N Y Y Y Y
    Call Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Cd Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Certreq N N N Y Y Y
    Certutil N N N Y Y Y
    Change N N N Y Y Y
    Chcp Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Chdir Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Checknetisolation N N N N N Y
    Chglogon N N N Y Y Y
    Chgport N N N Y Y Y
    Chgusr N N N Y Y Y
    Chkdsk Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Chkntfs N N Y Y Y Y
    Choice Y Y N Y Y Y
    Cipher N N Y Y Y Y
    Clip N N N Y Y Y
    Cls Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Cmd N N Y Y Y Y
    Cmdkey N N N Y Y Y
    Cmstp N N Y Y Y Y
    Color N N Y Y Y Y
    Command Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Comp N N Y Y Y Y
    Compact N N Y Y Y Y
    Convert N N Y Y Y Y
    Copy Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Cscript N Y Y Y Y Y
    Ctty Y Y N N N N
    Date Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Dblspace Y Y N N N N
    Debug Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Defrag Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Del Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Deltree Y Y N N N N
    Diantz N N Y Y Y N
    Dir Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Diskcomp Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Diskcopy Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Diskpart N N Y Y Y Y
    Diskperf N N Y Y Y Y
    Diskraid N N N Y Y Y
    Dism N N N N Y Y
    Dispdiag N N N Y Y Y
    Djoin N N N Y Y Y
    Doskey Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Dosshell Y Y N N N N
    Dosx N N Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Driverquery N N Y Y Y Y
    Drvspace Y Y N N N N
    Echo Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Edit Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Edlin Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Emm386 Y Y N N N N
    Endlocal N N Y Y Y Y
    Erase Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Esentutl N N Y Y Y Y
    Eventcreate N N Y Y Y Y
    Eventtriggers N N Y N N N
    Exe2Bin N N Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Exit Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Expand Y Y Y1 Y Y Y
    Extrac32 N Y Y Y Y Y
    Extract N Y N N N N
    Fasthelp Y N N N N N
    Fastopen Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Fc Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Fdisk Y Y N N N N
    Find Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Findstr N N Y Y Y Y
    Finger N N Y Y Y Y
    Fltmc N N Y Y Y Y
    Fondue N N N N N Y
    For Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Forcedos N N Y N N N
    Forfiles N N N Y Y Y
    Format Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Fsutil N N Y Y Y Y
    Ftp N Y Y Y Y Y
    Ftype N N Y Y Y Y
    Getmac N N Y Y Y Y
    Goto Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Gpresult N N Y Y Y Y
    Gpupdate N N Y Y Y Y
    Graftabl N Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Graphics Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Help Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Hostname N N Y Y Y Y
    Hwrcomp N N N N Y Y
    Hwrreg N N N N Y Y
    Icacls N N N Y Y Y
    If Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Interlnk Y N N N N N
    Intersvr Y N N N N N
    Ipconfig N Y Y Y Y Y
    Ipxroute N N Y N N N
    Irftp N N N Y Y Y
    Iscsicli N N N Y Y Y
    Kb16 N N Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Keyb Y Y N N N N
    Klist N N N N Y Y
    Ksetup N N N N Y Y
    Ktmutil N N N Y Y Y
    Label Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Lh Y Y N N N N
    Licensingdiag N N N N N Y
    Loadfix Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Loadhigh Y Y N N N N
    Lock N Y N N N N
    Lodctr N Y Y Y Y Y
    Logman N N Y Y Y Y
    Logoff N N Y Y Y Y
    Lpq N Y Y Y2 Y2 Y2
    Lpr N Y Y Y2 Y2 Y2
    Makecab N N Y Y Y Y
    Manage-bde N N N N9 Y Y
    Md Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Mem Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Memmaker Y Y N N N N
    Mkdir Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Mklink N N N Y Y Y
    Mode Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Mofcomp N N Y Y Y Y
    More Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Mount N N N Y3 Y3 N
    Mountvol N N Y Y Y Y
    Move Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Mrinfo N N Y Y Y Y
    Msav Y N N N N N
    Msbackup Y N N N N N
    Mscdex Y Y N N N N
    Msd Y N N N N N
    Msg N N Y Y Y Y
    Msiexec N N Y Y Y Y
    Muiunattend N N N Y Y Y
    Nbtstat N Y Y Y Y Y
    Net N Y Y Y Y Y
    Net1 N N Y Y Y Y
    Netcfg N N N Y Y Y
    Netsh N N Y Y Y Y
    Netstat N Y Y Y Y Y
    Nfsadmin N N N Y3 Y3 N
    Nlsfunc Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Nltest N N N N Y Y
    Nslookup N N Y Y Y Y
    Ntbackup N N Y N N N
    Ntsd N N Y N N N
    Ocsetup N N N Y Y Y
    Openfiles N N Y Y Y Y
    Path Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Pathping N N Y Y Y Y
    Pause Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Pentnt N N Y N N N
    Ping N Y Y Y Y Y
    Pkgmgr N N N Y Y Y
    Pnpunattend N N N Y Y Y
    Pnputil N N N Y Y Y
    Popd N N Y Y Y Y
    Power Y Y N N N N
    Powercfg N N Y Y Y Y
    Print Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Prompt Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Pushd N N Y Y Y Y
    Pwlauncher N N N N N Y
    Qappsrv N N Y Y Y Y
    Qbasic Y Y4 N N N N
    Qprocess N N Y Y Y Y
    Query N N N Y Y Y
    Quser N N N Y Y Y
    Qwinsta N N Y Y Y Y
    Rasautou N N Y Y Y Y
    Rasdial N N Y Y Y Y
    Rcp N N Y Y8 Y8 N
    Rd Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Rdpsign N N N N Y N
    Reagentc N N N N Y Y
    Recimg N N N N N Y
    Recover N N Y Y Y Y
    Reg N N Y Y Y Y
    Regini N N Y Y Y Y
    Register-cimprovider N N N N N Y
    Regsvr32 N N Y Y Y Y
    Relog N N Y Y Y Y
    Rem Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Ren Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Rename Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Repair-bde N N N N Y Y
    Replace Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Reset N N Y Y Y Y
    Restore Y N N N N N
    Rexec N N Y Y8 N N
    Rmdir Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Robocopy N N N Y Y Y
    Route N Y Y Y Y Y
    Rpcinfo N N N Y3 Y3 N
    Rpcping N N N Y Y Y
    Rsh N N Y Y8 Y8 N
    Rsm N N Y Y N N
    Runas N N Y Y Y Y
    Rwinsta N N Y Y Y Y
    Sc N N Y Y Y Y
    Scandisk Y Y N N N N
    Scanreg N Y N N N N
    Schtasks N N Y Y Y Y
    Sdbinst N N Y Y Y Y
    Secedit N N Y Y Y Y
    Set Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Setlocal N N Y Y Y Y
    Setspn N N N N Y Y
    Setver Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Setx N N N Y Y Y
    Sfc N N Y Y Y Y
    Shadow N N Y Y Y N
    Share Y Y Y1 Y1 Y1 Y1
    Shift Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Showmount N N N Y3 Y3 N
    Shutdown N N Y Y Y Y
    Smartdrv Y Y N N N N
    Sort Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Start N Y Y Y Y Y
    Subst Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Sxstrace N N N Y Y Y
    Sys Y Y N N N N
    Systeminfo N N Y Y Y Y
    Takeown N N N Y Y Y
    Taskkill N N Y Y Y Y
    Tasklist N N Y Y Y Y
    Tcmsetup N N Y Y Y Y
    Telnet N Y Y Y5 Y5 Y5
    Tftp N N Y Y6 Y6 Y6
    Time Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Timeout N N N Y Y Y
    Title N N Y Y Y Y
    Tlntadmn N N Y Y7 Y7 Y7
    Tpmvscmgr N N N N N Y
    Tracerpt N N Y Y Y Y
    Tracert N Y Y Y Y Y
    Tree Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Tscon N N Y Y Y Y
    Tsdiscon N N Y Y Y Y
    Tskill N N Y Y Y Y
    Tsshutdn N N Y N N N
    Type Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Typeperf N N Y Y Y Y
    Tzutil N N N N Y Y
    Umount N N N Y3 Y3 N
    Undelete Y N N N N N
    Unformat Y N N N N N
    Unlock N Y N N N N
    Unlodctr N N Y Y Y Y
    Vaultcmd N N N N Y Y
    Ver Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Verify Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Vol Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Vsafe Y N N N N N
    Vssadmin N N Y Y Y Y
    W32tm N N Y Y Y Y
    Waitfor N N N Y Y Y
    Wbadmin N N N Y Y Y
    Wecutil N N N Y Y Y
    Wevtutil N N N Y Y Y
    Where N N N Y Y Y
    Whoami N N N Y Y Y
    Winmgmt N N Y Y Y Y
    Winrm N N N Y Y Y
    Winrs N N N Y Y Y
    Winsat N N N Y Y Y
    Wmic N N Y Y Y Y
    Wsmanhttpconfig N N N Y Y Y
    Xcopy Y Y Y Y Y Y
    Xwizard N N N N Y Y
    [1] This command is not available in 64-bit versions of this operating system.

    [2] This command is only available in this version of Windows when LPD Print Service is turned on from Windows Features.

    [3] This command is only available in this version of Windows when Services for NFS is turned on from Windows Features.

    [4] This command is only available in this version of Windows when copied from the installation media.

    [5] This command is only available in this version of Windows when Telnet Client is turned on from Windows Features.

    [6] This command is only available in this version of Windows when TFTP Client is turned on from Windows Features.

    [7] This command is only available in this version of Windows when Telnet Server is turned on from Windows Features.

    [8] This command is only available in this version of Windows when Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications is turned on from Windows Features and Utilities and SDK for UNIX-based Applications is downloaded for Windows Vista here or Windows 7 here.

    [9] While there is no actual manage-bde command in Windows Vista, there is a manage-bde.wsf script that can be used to perform similar tasks via CScript.

    [10] This command is only available in this version of Windows from the Command Prompt available in System Recovery Options.

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    Control Panel Command Line Commands in Windows

    Control Panel Applet Command OS
    Accessibility Options control access.cpl XP
    Action Center control /name Microsoft.ActionCenter 8, 7
    control wscui.cpl 8, 7
    Add Features to Windows 8 control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade 8
    Add Hardware control /name Microsoft.AddHardware Vista
    control hdwwiz.cpl XP
    Add or Remove Programs control appwiz.cpl XP
    Administrative Tools control /name Microsoft.AdministrativeTools 8, 7, Vista
    control admintools 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Automatic Updates control wuaucpl.cpl XP
    AutoPlay control /name Microsoft.AutoPlay 8, 7, Vista
    Backup and Restore Center control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestoreCenter Vista
    Backup and Restore control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore 7
    Biometric Devices control /name Microsoft.BiometricDevices 8, 7
    BitLocker Drive Encryption control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption 8, 7, Vista
    Bluetooth Devices control bthprops.cpl13 8, 7, Vista
    control /name Microsoft.BluetoothDevices Vista
    Color Management control /name Microsoft.ColorManagement 8, 7, Vista
    Color1 WinColor.exe2 XP
    Credential Manager control /name Microsoft.CredentialManager 8, 7
    Client Service for NetWare control nwc.cpl XP
    Date and Time control /name Microsoft.DateAndTime 8, 7, Vista
    control timedate.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    control date/time 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Default Location control /name Microsoft.DefaultLocation 7
    Default Programs control /name Microsoft.DefaultPrograms 8, 7, Vista
    Desktop Gadgets control /name Microsoft.DesktopGadgets 7
    Device Manager control /name Microsoft.DeviceManager 8, 7, Vista
    control hdwwiz.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    devmgmt.msc 8, 7, Vista, XP3
    Devices and Printers control /name Microsoft.DevicesAndPrinters 8, 7
    control printers 8, 7
    Display control /name Microsoft.Display 8, 7
    control desk.cpl XP
    control desktop XP
    Ease of Access Center control /name Microsoft.EaseOfAccessCenter 8, 7, Vista
    control access.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    Family Safety control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls 8
    File History control /name Microsoft.FileHistory 8
    Flash Player Settings Manager control flashplayercplapp.cpl 8
    Folder Options control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions 8, 7, Vista
    control folders 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Fonts control /name Microsoft.Fonts 8, 7, Vista
    control fonts 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Game Controllers control /name Microsoft.GameControllers 8, 7, Vista
    control joy.cpl 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Get Programs control /name Microsoft.GetPrograms 8, 7, Vista
    Getting Started control /name Microsoft.GettingStarted 7
    Home Group control /name Microsoft.HomeGroup 8, 7
    Indexing Options control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions 8, 7, Vista
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL srchadmin.dll 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Infrared control /name Microsoft.Infrared 8, 7
    control irprops.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    control /name Microsoft.InfraredOptions Vista
    Internet Options control /name Microsoft.InternetOptions 8, 7, Vista
    control inetcpl.cpl 8, 7, Vista, XP
    iSCSI Initiator control /name Microsoft.iSCSIInitiator 8, 7, Vista
    Keyboard control /name Microsoft.Keyboard 8, 7, Vista
    control keyboard 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Language control /name Microsoft.Language 8
    Location and Other Sensors control /name Microsoft.LocationAndOtherSensors 7
    Location Settings control /name Microsoft.LocationSettings 8
    Mail4 control mlcfg32.cpl5 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Mouse control /name Microsoft.Mouse 8, 7, Vista
    control main.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    control mouse 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Network and Sharing Center control /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter 8, 7, Vista
    Network Connections control ncpa.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    control netconnections 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Network Setup Wizard control netsetup.cpl 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Notification Area Icons control /name Microsoft.NotificationAreaIcons 8, 7
    ODBC Data Source Administrator control odbccp32.cpl XP6
    Offline Files control /name Microsoft.OfflineFiles 8, 7, Vista
    Parental Controls control /name Microsoft.ParentalControls 7, Vista
    Pen and Input Devices control /name Microsoft.PenAndInputDevices Vista
    control tabletpc.cpl Vista
    Pen and Touch control /name Microsoft.PenAndTouch 8, 7
    control tabletpc.cpl 8, 7
    People Near Me control /name Microsoft.PeopleNearMe 7, Vista
    control collab.cpl 7, Vista
    Performance Information and Tools control /name Microsoft.PerformanceInformationAndTools 8, 7, Vista
    Personalization control /name Microsoft.Personalization 8, 7, Vista
    control desktop 8, 7, Vista
    Phone and Modem Options control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModemOptions Vista
    control telephon.cpl Vista, XP
    Phone and Modem control /name Microsoft.PhoneAndModem 8, 7
    control telephon.cpl 8, 7
    Power Options control /name Microsoft.PowerOptions 8, 7, Vista
    control powercfg.cpl 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Printers and Faxes control printers XP
    Printers control /name Microsoft.Printers Vista
    control printers Vista
    Problem Reports and Solutions control /name Microsoft.ProblemReportsAndSolutions Vista
    Programs and Features control /name Microsoft.ProgramsAndFeatures 8, 7, Vista
    control appwiz.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    Recovery control /name Microsoft.Recovery 8, 7
    Region control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage 8
    control intl.cpl 8
    control international 8
    Region and Language control /name Microsoft.RegionAndLanguage 7
    control intl.cpl 7
    control international 7
    Regional and Language Options control /name Microsoft.RegionalAndLanguageOptions Vista
    control intl.cpl Vista
    control international Vista, XP
    RemoteApp and Desktop Connections control /name Microsoft.RemoteAppAndDesktopConnections 8, 7
    Scanners and Cameras control /name Microsoft.ScannersAndCameras 8, 7, Vista
    control sticpl.cpl XP
    Scheduled Tasks control schedtasks XP7
    Screen Resolution control desk.cpl 8, 7
    Security Center control /name Microsoft.SecurityCenter Vista
    control wscui.cpl XP
    Software Explorers8 msascui.exe9 XP
    Sound control /name Microsoft.Sound 8, 7
    control /name Microsoft.AudioDevicesAndSoundThemes Vista
    control mmsys.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    Sounds and Audio Devices control mmsys.cpl XP
    Speech Recognition Options control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognitionOptions Vista
    Speech Recognition control /name Microsoft.SpeechRecognition 8, 7
    Speech control sapi.cpl10 XP
    Storage Spaces control /name Microsoft.StorageSpaces 8
    Sync Center control /name Microsoft.SyncCenter 8, 7, Vista
    System control /name Microsoft.System 8, 7, Vista
    control sysdm.cpl XP
    System Properties control sysdm.cpl 8, 7, Vista
    Tablet PC Settings control /name Microsoft.TabletPCSettings 8, 7, Vista
    Task Scheduler7 control schedtasks 8, 7, Vista
    Taskbar control /name Microsoft.Taskbar 8
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1 8
    Taskbar and Start Menu control /name Microsoft.TaskbarAndStartMenu 7, Vista
    rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 1 7, Vista, XP
    Text to Speech control /name Microsoft.TextToSpeech 8, 7, Vista
    Troubleshooting control /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting 8, 7
    User Accounts control /name Microsoft.UserAccounts 8, 7, Vista
    control userpasswords 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Welcome Center control /name Microsoft.WelcomeCenter Vista
    Windows 7 File Recovery control /name Microsoft.BackupAndRestore 8
    Windows Anytime Upgrade control /name Microsoft.WindowsAnytimeUpgrade 7, Vista
    Windows CardSpace control /name Microsoft.CardSpace 7, Vista
    control infocardcpl.cpl 7, Vista
    Windows Defender control /name Microsoft.WindowsDefender 8, 7, Vista11
    Windows Firewall control /name Microsoft.WindowsFirewall 8, 7, Vista
    control firewall.cpl 8, 7, Vista, XP
    Windows Marketplace control /name Microsoft.GetProgramsOnline Vista
    Windows Mobility Center control /name Microsoft.MobilityCenter 8, 7, Vista
    Windows Sidebar Properties control /name Microsoft.WindowsSidebarProperties Vista
    Windows SideShow control /name Microsoft.WindowsSideShow 8,7, Vista
    Windows Update control /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate 8, 7, Vista12
    Wireless Link control irprops.cpl XP
    Wireless Network Setup Wizard ? XP
    [1] Color is not available by default but is available for free from Microsoft here.

    [2] WinColor.exe must be run from the C:\Program Files\Pro Imaging Powertoys\Microsoft Color Control Panel Applet for Windows XP folder.

    [3] I've listed Device Manager here because it's such a commonly used feature of Windows but please know that it is not a true Control Panel applet in Windows XP. See How To Open Windows XP Device Manager for more information.

    [4] The Mail applet is only available if a version of Microsoft Office Outlook is installed.

    [5] The control mlcfg32.cpl command must be run from the C:\Programs Files\Microsoft Office\OfficeXX folder, replacing OfficeXX with the folder pertaining to the Microsoft Office version you have installed.

    [6] ODBC Data Source Administrator was removed from Control Panel after Windows XP but is still available from Administrative Tools.

    [7] In Windows 8, 7, and Vista, task scheduling is performed by Task Scheduler which is not directly accessible from Control Panel. However, executing this command in those versions of Windows will forward to Task Scheduler.

    [8] Software Explorers is the name for the Control Panel applet for Windows Defender, available for free from Microsoft here.

    [9] Msascui.exe must be run from the C:\Program Files\Windows Defender folder.

    [10] The control sapi.cpl command must be run from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech folder.

    [11] Windows Defender is available in Windows XP but the Control Panel applet is instead called Software Explorers.

    [12] Windows Update is also used in Windows XP but only via the Windows Update website, not via a Control Panel applet like in later versions of Windows.

    [13] In Windows 8, bthprops.cpl opens Devices in PC Settings which will list any Bluetooth Devices. In Windows 7, bthprops.cpl opens athe Bluetooth Devices list under Devices and Printers. In Windows Vista, bthprops.cpl opens a true Control Panel applet called Bluetooth Devices.

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    speedball, it would have been better to supply links rather than copying and pasting the text, especially as the formatting makes it impossible to read them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedball View Post
    i have had many good tips here to put << x >> into the run box

    these magic commands are very useful

    is there a complete list of all these commands anywhere
    along with all the options you can tack on the end
    plus a description of what they do and why you want to run them

    this seems to be too handy not to have been more widely advertised and documented in the pc users magazines
    Here's one place you can get a good initial list. Get a command prompt and type Help. You will get a list of all the DOS era commands, at least the ones that still work, plus a short description.

    If you want the command options, type the specific command followed by /?. For instance,

    XCopy /?


    Note that the list you get will not be comprehensive. You don't get any of the windows GUI commands this way for example. There are also network and troubleshooting-type commands (Ping, NetStat, IPConfig, TraceRt, etc.) that aren't on the Help list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedball View Post
    worked for me

    wanted an original disk to do the repair though
    Are you using XP ?

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    Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows 8:

    [WIN KEY] Open Metro Start Screen
    Arrow (Direction) Keys will scroll through Start tiles
    [WIN KEY] >Desktop, (Can need tapping depending on location)
    [Esc Key] (Once or twice) > Desktop
    [WIN KEY] + C Open Charms bar
    [WIN KEY] + I Desktop settings, quick access to power/shutdown/restart
    [WIN KEY] + I pops the Charms Bar out whilst on any screen or APP.
    [WIN KEY] + <-- or --> Snaps
    grab an open window or an app, at the top, take it left or right to Snap (split the screen).
    [WIN KEY] + Up Arrow gives Full screen
    [WN KEY] + Down Arrow back to original window state
    [WIN KEY] + W Search Settings
    [WIN KEY] + F Search Files
    [WIN KEY] + D Go to Desktop anytime, from anywhere
    [WIN KEY] + . Snap current app to right side
    [WIN KEY] + Shift + . Snap current app to left side
    [WIN KEY] + , Peek at the Windows desktop
    [WIN KEY] + Q Search Apps (from Desktop)
    [WIN KEY] + Z (from Start) Display app bar & ALL APPS icon > All Apps display
    Rt Clk, when on Start, also, gives app bar w/ All Apps icon
    [WIN KEY] + Enter Narrator
    [WIN KEY] + K Devices
    [WIN KEY] + L Lock Screen
    [WIN KEY] + H Share options
    [WIN KEY] + P Projector/Display options
    [WIN KEY] + R Run a command
    [WIN KEY] + U Ease of Access Center
    [WIN KEY] + X Quick access to a variety of system functions
    [WIN KEY] + PageUp/PageDown multiple monitors, swap which 1 the Start screen is on
    [WIN KEY] + PrtScreen Save .png screenshot of desktop in Pictures library
    [WIN KEY] + = Magnifier Larger
    [WIN KEY] + - Magnifier Smaller
    [WIN KEY] + Tab Gives LF Side Panel scroll through open windows (nicer than Alt + Tab)
    [WIN KEY] + Pause gives System window
    Alt + F4 gives Shut Down (Options) Window!!
    Alt + Tab Scrolls through open windows
    You can just hit Ctrl at the lock screen instead of dragging with the mouse.
    Ctrl-Alt-Del Access to lock, switch user, sign out, Task Manager, power, accessibility

    Mouse Tips for Windows 8:

    • Move mouse to upper or lower right-hand of screen will open the Charms bar, slide mouse up or down to access.
    • In Desktop app, click far right of taskbar to show desktop(minimize all apps), just like Windows 7
    • Move mouse to upper-left, then slide cursor down to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to lower-left, then slide cursor up to reveal running app thumbnails
    • Move mouse to upper-left and click mouse repeatedly to cycle through apps
    • When in the "app thumbnail bar" (upper-left) right-click thumbnails for options to snap left/right or close app.
    * Pull an open App to the bottom of the screen & it will close.
    • Move mouse to lower-left and click for Metro Start menu (you can right-click it for a handy menu)
    • Move mouse to top edge of screen in a Metro app and the cursor will change to a hand, drag
    • down to the bottom of the screen to close the app.
    • In Metro Start screen click button in lower-right to activate semantic zoom. You can right-click a group of tiles to name them. Click anywhere to exit semantic zoom. Ctrl + Mouse scroll wheel zooms the Start Menu in and out too.
    • Drag tiles anywhere to arrange them. Drag between two groups of tiles and a vertical thick white bar will appear,
    dropping a tile on that bar will create a new group.

    The menu one gets by Rt Clk at the bottom - left... not only can you get that when on Desktop but, also, when on Start or any other screen, even an App screen.

    While on Desktop, Start is at bottom - left & Apps at top - left
    But, at Start, Desktop is at bottom - left, Apps at top - left
    And when at an App, Desktop is at top - left & Start is at bottom - left

    You can, also, Search by beginning to type anywhere on the Start screen

    Start & Win8 Store APPs can be moved laterally by the mouse wheel & w/out using the scroll bar. Also, Win+PageUp or PageDown.

    Alt+E4 gives Power Options menu window
    Attachment 1474

    Cheers,
    Drew

    PS: I guess there is no Tutorials section in this forum.. This, I compiled long ago... not sure how complete it may be, now. I've had it in another IT forum since way back.

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