The Run utility is a quite useful tool for windows administrators to access commands and applications over the command prompt and helps them in solving problems quickly and efficiently. However, generic users of Windows 7 won’t use this tool in their daily computing and hence it is a wise idea to remove “Run” from the start menu which discourages the users from accessing sensible areas of Windows 7 and restricts them in troubleshooting computer.
How To Disable Run Utility in Windows 7?
- Click on Start>Run (simply Windows Key + R)
- Type gpedit.msc in the Run dialogue box, Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor.
- In the left hand pane, identify User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Start Menu and Taskbar.
- In the right hand panel, identify “Remove Run Menu from Start Menu”, Double click to open the policy options.
- You ll be able to see the following options in dialog box
- Not Configured
- By default “Not Configured” will be selected, Select “Enabled” and click on Apply to save the changes.
- Close the Local Group Policy window, and check out the changes.
When it’s done, the windows run utility will no longer work in Windows 7 and henceforth users wont be able to access run command utility.