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The Run Box
what can it do?
cmatcme




msg:1570236
 4:26 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

What can the run box "Start --> Run" box actually do?

Apart from opening a few progarams by typing them in I see not much point.

 

jdMorgan




msg:1570237
 5:14 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

The Run box is used to get into the guts of the OS. Assuming we're talking XP here, all of the advanced admin tools are available using Run->CMD. Examples are ping, tracert, ipconfig, and netstat, but there are hundreds more.

Jim

cmatcme




msg:1570238
 6:20 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

What do they all do?

py9jmas




msg:1570239
 7:26 pm on Feb 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

[microsoft.com...]

Or read the online help.

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