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Run and search missing from start menu

By raycuss ·
I am running XP Professional on a Dell 8400 machine.
How can I get "Run" and "Search" to appear on the Start Menu?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Run and search missing fr ...


Check the following:

Click Start>Run and type


then click OK. This will start Group Policy. Expand the following: Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar. In the right pane you see options to enable/disable the Search and Run commands.

Good luck

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Thanks Jesse, I'm a twit. Press the Windows key+R to bring up the Run box.

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by awankintoun In reply to

Thanks for your advise regarding this subject.

best regards,

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by Jessie In reply to Run and search missing fr ...

and since you don't have run to get to that gpedit.msc, you can create a desktop shortcut to it, which will also work.

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by Poettone In reply to Run and search missing fr ...

gpedit.. ok thats really not the correct way. no offense..

The correct way to do this is to:

right click the start button
Choose properties
If you have start menu selected>choose customize
Go to the advanced tab
Choose the items you want showing on the start menu from the list

Your seach and run options are there for you to check..

Problem solved.

Good Luck....

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