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Program

ac3filter.cpl

Opens AC3 Filter

access.cpl

Accessibility Controls

access.cpl

Microsoft Access

accwiz

Accessibility Wizard

acrodist

Adobe Distiller

appwiz.cpl

Add/Remove Programs

calc

Calculator

cdrtmgr.msc

Certificate Manager

charmap

Character Map

chkdsk

Check Disk Utility

chrome

Google Chrome  Browser

ciadv.msc

Indexing Service

cleanmgr

Disk Cleanup Utility

clicongf

SQL Client Configuration

clipbrd

Clipboard Viewer

cmd

Command Prompt

command

Command Prompt

comp

Compare Files

compmgmt.msc

Computer Management

conf

Netmeeting

control

Control Panel

control admintools

Administrative Tools

control desktop

Display Properties

control folders

Folders Properties

control keyboard

Keyboard Properties

control mouse

Mouse Properties

control netconnections

Network Connections

control printers

Printers and Faxes

control schedtasks

Scheduled Tasks

dcomcnfg

Component Services

ddeshare

DDE Shares

desk.cpl

Display Properties

devmgmt.msc

Device Manager

dfrg.msc

Disk Defragment

dialer

Phone Dialer

directx.cpl

Direct X Control Panel

diskmgmt.msc

Disk Partition Manager

diskpart

Microsoft Diskpart

drwtsn32

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

dxdiag

Direct X Troubleshooter

edit

MS-Dos Editor

eudcedit

Private Characters Editor

eventvwr.msc

Event Viewer

excel

Microsoft Excel

explorer

Windows Explorer

findfast.cpl

Findfast

firefox

Firefox

firewall.cpl

Windows Firewall

fonts

Fonts

fonts

Fonts Folder

frontpg

Microsoft Frontpage

fsmgmt.msc

Shared Folders

fsquirt

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard

ftp

MS-Dos FTP

gpedit.msc

Group Policy Editor

hdwwiz.cpl

Add Hardware Wizard

helpctr

Help and Support

hotlineclient

Hotline Client

hypertrm

Hyperterminal

icwonn1

Internet Connection Wizard

iexpress

Iexpress Wizard

igfxzoom

Zoom Utility

imageready

Adobe ImageReady

inetcpl.cpl

Internet Properties

inetwiz

Internet Setup Wizard

intl.cpl

Regional Settings

ipconfig

IP address Configuration of the system

ipconfig /all

Display full IP address configuration information

ipconfig /displaydns

Display the contents of the DNS Resolver Cache

ipconfig /flushdns

Purges the DNS Resolver cache

ipconfig /registerdns

Refreshes all DHCP leases and re-registers DNS names

ipconfig /release

Release the IP address for the specified adapter

ipconfig /renew

Renew the IP address for the specified adapter

ipconfig /setclassid

Modifies the dhcp class id

ipconfig /showclassid

Displays all the dhcp class IDs allowed for adapter

javaws

Java Control Panel

joy.cpl

Game Controllers

jpicpl32.cpl

Java Control Panel

label

Volume Serial Number for C:

logoff

Logs You Out of Windows

lusrmgr.msc

Local Users and Groups

magnify

Windows Magnifier

main.cpl

Mouse Properties

migwiz

Files and Settings Transfer Tool

mmc

Microsoft Management Console

mmsys.cpl

Sounds and Audio

mobsync

Microsoft Syncronization Tool

moviemk

Microsoft Movie Maker

mplay32

Basic Media Player

mrt

Malicious Software Removal Tool

msconfig

System Configuration Utility

mshearts

Hearts Card Game

msiexec

Windows Installer Details

msimn

Outlook Express

msinfo32

System Information

msnsgs

Windows Messenger

mspaint

Microsoft Paint

mstsc

Remote Desktop

narrator

Microsoft Narrator

ncpa.cpl

Network Connections

netsetup.cpl

Network Setup Wizard

notepad

Notepad

ntbackup

Windows Backup Utility

ntmsmgr.msc

Removable Storage

ntmsoprq.msc

Removable Storage Operator Requests

nusrmgr.cpl

User Account Management

nvtuicpl.cpl

Nview Desktop Manager

odbccp32

ODBC Data Source Administrator

odbccp32.cpl

ODBC Data Source Administrator

osk

On Screen Keyboard

password.cpl

Password Properties

pbrush

Paint

perfmon.msc

Performance Monitor

photoshop

Adobe Photoshop

powercfg.cpl

Power Configuration

powerpnt

Microsoft Powerpoint

printers

Printers Folder

rasphone

Remote Access Phonebook

realplay

Real Player

regedit

Registry Editor

regedit32

Registry Editor

rtcshare

Sharing Session

secpol.msc

Local Security Settings

services.msc

Services

shrpubw

Create a shared folder Wizard

shutdown /l

Logoff

shutdown /r

Restart

shutdown /s

Shutdown system after 30 seconds

sigverif

File Signature Verification Tool

sndrec32

Sounds Recorder

sndvol32

Volume Control

sticpl.cpl

Scanners and Cameras

sysdm.cpl

System Properties

sysedit

System Configuration Editor

syskey

Windows System Security Tool

taskmgr

Task Manager

telephon.cpl

Phone and Modem Options

telnet

Telnet Client

timedate.cpl

Date and Time Properties

tourstart

Windows XP Tour Wizard

tweakui

Tweak UI

utilman

Utility Manager

verifier

Driver Verifier Utility

wab

Windows Address Book

wabmig

Windows Address Book Import Utility

winchat

Microsoft Chat

winver

Windows Version

winword

Microsoft Word

wmimgmt.msc

Windows Management Infrastructure

wmplayer

Windows Media Player

write

Wordpad

wscript

Windows Script host settings

wscui.cpl

Security Center

wuaucpl.cpl

Automatic Updates

wupdmgr

Widnows Update Launcher





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