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  1. Brink Win User

    Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10


    How to: Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10


    The Run dialog box Win + R provides an easy way to run commands and open items (ex: apps, files, folders, drives, etc...) from.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable opening the Run dialog box for specific or all users in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the Run dialog box.



    Contents
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Run Dialog Box for Specific or All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Run Dialog Box for All Users using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Run dialog box enabled and disabled

    Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 [​IMG]

    Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Run Dialog Box for Specific or All Users in Local Group Policy Editor
    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two.


    1 Open the all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

    2 In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

    Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3 In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Remove Run menu from Start Menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Run Dialog Box
    A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.


    6 To Disable Run Dialog Box
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Disable Run Dialog Box in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7 When finished, you can close Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Run Dialog Box for All Users using a REG file
    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    NoRun DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Run Dialog Box for All Users
    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Run_dialog_box_for_all_users.reg

    Download

    3 To Disable Run Dialog Box for All Users
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Run_dialog_box_for_all_users.reg

    Download
    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Either restart the computer to apply.

    8 You could now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Jul 30, 2018
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    Repairing Windows 7

    Methods of advanced CLI repair were introduced with Windows 7 and Server 2008 that can allow sysadmins and end-users to attempt to resolve issues without wiping their hard drive, re-installing and either losing or restoring data.

    I will list the important repair processes I use in the field, at my bench, remotely, for family, etc. that have allowed me to keep a current Windows 7 system deployed and running smooth. Keep in mind this is not a cure-all, some issues will require what is called an in-place upgrade. In more severe cases, a system re-install may still be required. For many it is worth the time to try and avoid that process and I am hopeful that some of you will be saved that hassle with this part of the guide!

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    • Must be able to get to the desktop on the affected system to correctly initiate this process, booting to the media will not allow an upgrade to be performed.
    That last rule is the frustrating part of this repair process if you cannot get that far, backup what you can and do a fresh installation. Otherwise proceed.
    • Start the process by using autorun or manually running setup.exe from the installation media.
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    • Follow the on-screen prompts, which should be very few for you to interact with. The overall process looks and is the Windows 7 install GUI. Once it is completed, the system will automatically reboot (may need to more than once).
    • After the reboot(s) after the in-place upgrade you should have a fully functional Windows 7 without issues or corruptions.
    Performing an in-place upgrade makes sense, and gives you a stable and clean running operating system when there's an issue or corruption you just can't fix but things aren't broken enough to warrant a fresh installation. The point of this process is to refresh the Windows 7 OS files but retain your data, programs, and settings. That is precisely what the in-place upgrade procedure accomplishes.

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    • Solaris17's Windows Update Utility
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      • Please comment in that thread if you need assistance or run into issues. Solaris has made many useful changes and revisions due to good feedback.
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    • Update Windows 7 Manually
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    • Windows 7 Refreshed Media Creation
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    Those links should provide you with some very useful ways to handle updating Windows 7. If you run into any issues updating Windows 7, please start a thread or post in a relevant linked thread if its kept current.
     
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