How to Add Run Command to Start menu in Windows 10

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The Run command icon in Windows 10 Technical Preview is not available in the Start menu when you first install the operating system but don’t worry because there is a very easy workaround and you will learn how to get the Run command in the Start menu using Windows 10 Technical Preview by following the simple steps posted in this article below.
How to add run command to start menu in Windows 10
In the previous versions of Windows like the Windows 7 or Windows 8 it was quite easy to add the Run command window in the Start menu but you will learn how to do this in Windows 10 Technical Preview in a few minutes if you are not a fan of the keyboard shortcut used to open this.

Note: The keyboard shortcut can be accessed by pressing and holding the “Windows” button and the “R” button.

Tutorial on how to add the Run command window in the Start menu of Windows 10 Technical Preview:

  1. Left click or tap on the “Start” button to open the Start menu.
  2. From within the Start menu you will have to left click or tap on the “All Apps” button situated in the lower left corner of the menu.
  3. Search for the “Windows System” folder and left click or tap on it to open.
  4. You can now see the “Run” icon in the above folder you opened.
  5. Now right click or hold tap on the “Run” icon.
  6. From the menu that pops up you will have to left click or tap on the “Pin to Start” feature.
  7. Now close the Start menu and left click or tap again on it to open.
  8. You will see the “Run” icon present on the right side in the Start menu.
  9. Now if you would like to move the “Run” icon to the left side of the menu you will need to close the Start menu first.
  10. On an open space in your desktop right click or hold tap.
  11. From the menu that shows you need to left click or tap on the “New” feature.
  12. From the menu that pops up you need to left click or tap on the “Shortcut” feature.
  13. Now double click to open the shortcut you made.
  14. In the field that says :”Type the location of the item” you will need to write the following or just copy paste it from here: “explorer.exe shell:::{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}” without the quotes.
  15. Left click or tap on the “Next” button situated in the lower right side of this window.
  16. Now in the next window you will have there a “Type a name for this shortcut” topic.
  17. As a name you should write “Run” without the quotes.
  18. Left click or tap on the “Finish” button to complete the process.
  19. Now hold the left click on the shortcut and drag it to the left side of the Start menu.
  20. Now you have your Run icon on the left side of the Start menu as well.

That is it, you have above a very simple way to get your Run icon back to your Start menu and use it as you wish in Windows 10 Technical Preview. Also if you have any other questions related to this article please write us below in the comments section of the page and we will help you further as soon as possible.

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