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Windows XP “Run Command” not connecting to network drives

This is a recent problem; I have 5 PC's on a home network and two PC's (desktop and laptop) that now have the following problem. To connect to an unmapped network drive, I would typically click Start ...
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How to run a program as privilege from run box in Windows 7?

I want to start an application with admin privilege from the run dialog in Windows 7, how can I do that?
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“Run” textbox in Windows 7 gone

Since Vista, there's been a text box you get when you click the start button, in which you type to filter on programs. I've found that it's gone here. Disabled or whatnot, I don't know. How can I get ...
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Enable Run Command in Start Menu for Windows XP

My office PC doesnt have RUN option in the Start menu and I tried this to enable but did not work. Any idea? When I press "Windows + R", I am getting "This operation has been cancelled due to ...
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How does the windows run dialog locate executables?

When I enter "firefox" in the windows run dialog (i.e. the dialog that appears when you hit windows+R), firefox will launch. However, "firefox.exe" is not in my %path% because when I type "firefox" ...
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How can I customize the window that opens when starting a command from the Windows “Run” command?

If I start a console-based command (such as cmd or powershell) from the Windows Vista "Run..." command (Windows-R), it opens in a default command window. I'd like to customize the size, colors, and ...
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How can I put the computer to sleep from Command Prompt/Run menu?

I know that almost everything on Windows, like opening any sort of application, can be done from the command prompt or from the Run menu. How can I put my computer to sleep or shut it down? What is ...
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How can I get the Run dialog to remember my last entry?

On my Vista (SP2) machine, I can do this: 1 - Start -> Run 2 - Type anything, let's say "C:\" 3 - The correct window appears 4 - Start -> Run At this point, the dialog is empty! In other ...