You would have observed, like Windows XP by default, Run dialog is not available in start menu of Windows 7. If you use to do ping your network connections or use to open other apps using command line then you first need to open Run dialog by typing Run in “Search programs and files” box in start menu of Windows 7. Adding of Run dialog in start menu will definitely help you to save some seconds and also you may be able to directly open the Run dialog by just a single click. There will be no need to type Run in the “Search programs and files” box in the start menu as it already will be available there.

How to Enable Run Dialog in Start Menu in Windows 7?

To enable the Run dialog in start menu of Windows 7 just follow these steps :

  1. Right click on the Windows 7 Start Button icon located on lower left on the task bar and select properties from the contextual menu.
    Start Menu Icon in Windows 7

    Start Menu Icon in Windows 7

  2. Now on Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, click on Start Menu tab and hit customize button.
    Taskbar and Start Menu Properties in Windows 7

    Taskbar and Start Menu Properties in Windows 7

  3. In the Customize Start Menu window navigate to Run command and enable it by click on the box provide in front of it. Finally click on OK button.
    Enabling Run Command Option in Windows 7

    Enabling Run Command Option in Windows 7

  4. Now to see whether Run dialog has appeared in start menu Windows 7 Start Button or not just click on start menu Windows 7 Start Button and there you can see your enabled Run command option.
    Run Command in Start Menu of Windows 7

    Run Command in Start Menu of Windows 7

You have done the job. Now to run any apps instantly by command, click on Run link and type your command there and press Enter.