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fleamailman

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High again, I am looking for the run command line for the My Window window, sounds stupid I know but I try to avoid explaining "move mouse to, then right hand click, then...", which I hope you will agree is longer and unsetling to someone who has just lost a drive or the like. The run command way is simpler.

I know this thread resembles the others I have posted but at least now if you see that my request is to help, someone might actually reply, I mean it can't be too difficult a question I believe.

Thanks in advance.
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Sorry, I couldn't help with that one but here are a couple of others

Dxdiag - DirectX Diagnostics
Control Userpasswords2 - Self explanitory

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"My Window window"? what do you mean flea?
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High, thanks both of you for replying.

It is just when I reply to a thread, I prefer to use lines like:

press the windows botton with the r botton to open the run command window
type in the run command window(for example) devmgmt.msc
mouse down to the CD drive
press shift and f10
choose disable.


You see what I would like to do is to avoid where possible the mouse movements because then the machine remembers and when the client opens the run command another time which is what they normally do, they have a hint and gain confidence by it.

What I am looking for now is writing:

press the windows botton with the r botton to open the run command window
type in the run command window My Computer(doesn't work I know)
See if the CD-r drive is there.

This is because some people don't have my computer of their screen and therefore have to go the the start menu, which might be in classical format so they come back with "Where is my computer"

Hope this explains why I am trying to build up a list even if it sounds at first odd.
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to my knowledge there isn't such a command...and "windows" r doesn't work on every machine. the best method is to start with mouse commands and work from there such as:

me: "right click on my computer > manage > device manager"
them: "i don't see "my computer"
me: "ok press the "windows" key and the letter r at the same time"
them: "that doesn't work, i don't have a windows key"
me: "ok go to start > settings > control panel > administrative tools > computer management"


by doing this you not only show a user multiple ways to skin a cat for future use...but you also get to form a picture of their system
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thanks that reads well and looks clear, two of thing that l like for in an explanation to the client
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