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Old 06-06-2011, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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My new i7 2600K computer used the latest Windows 7 SP1 Professional OEM install disk. Well, after all updates it has two MAJOR FLAWS for me!

1 - There is no RUN command option in the sidebar for running command prompts and etc... How do I get this back?

2 - There is no Games folder in the sidebar. How do I put a Games Folder in the sidebar like in previous Windows 7?

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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that area with the ghosted text Search Programs and files - for instance, just type cmd then enter

you can control what displays in the start menu by Rclick on blank spot < Properties < start menu tab < customize button < Games < check display as a link I believe
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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Through the Start Menu
Open the Start Menu.

Right Click on a empty space on the Start Menu and select Properties.

Click on the Start Menu Tab and click on Customize.

Tick the Run Command and OK.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Thanks for your replies... Someone in another forum posted this:

Ah, this one is easy. Right click on the Task Bar across the bottom of the screen, Click on Properties, click on the Start menu Tab, and click on Customize. Then scroll down until you find Games and click on either Display as a Link or Display as a menu. Then scroll further down until you see Run Command and check the box. Now click on OK to get out of that Windoe and then once again to get out of the Properties Window.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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Neither of the items you mentioned are standard equipment on a Windows installation, there may be gadgets to add them to the sidebar, search Microsofts add-on site to find them.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:25 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies... Someone in another forum posted this:

Ah, this one is easy. Right click on the Task Bar across the bottom of the screen, Click on Properties, click on the Start menu Tab, and click on Customize. Then scroll down until you find Games and click on either Display as a Link or Display as a menu. Then scroll further down until you see Run Command and check the box. Now click on OK to get out of that Windoe and then once again to get out of the Properties Window.
It sounds like your talking about the start menu, not the sidebar, 2 different things.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate pre-SP1 [on my i7 920 computer] and it had the Run command and Games folder. So this SP1 Prof install dvd was different!

Someone in another forum said you can get the Run command by pressing the Windows key + R.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate pre-SP1 [on my i7 920 computer] and it had the Run command and Games folder. So this SP1 Prof install dvd was different!

Someone in another forum said you can get the Run command by pressing the Windows key + R.
Vista replaced the "run" command on the start menu with the search box which provides the same function and more. Windows 7 inherited this. If you see a Vista/Win7 machine with an actual Run command, its because someone customized the start menu. The only time you'd need the actual run dialog box would be if you needed to browse to the executable but you could just as easily do that through explorer.
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Old 06-06-2011, 08:39 PM
 
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My new i7 2600K computer used the latest Windows 7 SP1 Professional OEM install disk. Well, after all updates it has two MAJOR FLAWS for me!

1 - There is no RUN command option in the sidebar for running command prompts and etc... How do I get this back?

2 - There is no Games folder in the sidebar. How do I put a Games Folder in the sidebar like in previous Windows 7?

See the JPEG!
The keyboard shortcut for the run box still works in Win 7
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Old 06-06-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate pre-SP1 [on my i7 920 computer] and it had the Run command and Games folder. So this SP1 Prof install dvd was different!

Someone in another forum said you can get the Run command by pressing the Windows key + R.
I checked both Ultimate and Prem pre-sp1 installs and both have "Games" and both needed the Run added if you want it there.
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