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How to Add Run to Start Menu on Windows 8/8.1 Computer

Run command enables computer users to efficiently open Control Panel, System Configuration, Local Group Policy Editor, and other apps or settings in the Windows 8/8.1 computer. Meanwhile, it can also be applied for setting auto shutdown time. Therefore, it is frequently used, and most users open Run dialogue box to use it by means of the Windows+R hotkeys. Moreover, some of them are wondering if there is a faster way to turn on Run dialog box immediately. And the answer is absolutely positive. That is, manually adding Run to Start Menu on the computer and it can be opened with a click. As for how to make this method possible, you can read more in this article and find the solution instantly.

Video guide on how to add Run to Start Menu on Windows 8:

2 steps to add Run to Start Menu on Windows 8/8.1 computer:

Step 1: Find Run app in the computer.

It can be found by the following two ways.

Way 1: Locate it through searching.

Press Windows+F composite key to open Search bar, type run (not case-sensitive) and choose Apps to look for Run app.

Way 2: Find it in all apps.

1. Right-tap any blank area on the Start Menu and choose All apps on the lower right corner.

2. Look for Run in the Apps interface.

Step 2: Add it to Start Menu.

Right-click Run app, and select Pin to Start on the bottom left corner.

Finishing the above two steps, you can discover that the Run app is successfully added to the Start Menu (as exhibited in the screenshot below).

PS: The setting of "Add the Run command to the Start Menu" in Local Group Policy Editor does not work in Windows 8/8.1 computer, yet it can be supported on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Sever 2008. Furthermore, the steps to set it are incidentally introduced as follows.

Step 1: Open Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc and tap OK to open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Seek out Start Menu and Taskbar in the Editor.

You can find it according to:

Local Computer Policy→User Configuration→Administrative Templates→Start Menu and Taskbar.

Step 3: Locate and double-click Add the Run command to the Start Menu in the folder of Start Menu and Taskbar.

Step 4: In the window of Add the Run command to the Start Menu, select Enabled on the top left and click OK on the bottom right.


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