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Hi,

I have recently been given a new IBM Thinkpad running windows 98. However it appears to be locked down a little. The run command from the start menu is disabled. Is there anyway to enable it again? Hopefully an easy question.....


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This is normally disabled via a control panel applet. Do you have TweakUI installed? If so I think you can find it in there. Uncheck the box that says 'Hide Run... command in Start Menu'.

If you don't have TweakUI or similar, it can be done via a quick registry edit.

Go to C:\Windows\ and double click on Regedit.exe
Regedit has a similar interface to the Windows Explorer, so navigate to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
In the right-hand pane there is a list of values. Double click the one named 'NoRun', and set it to equal 1

Now reboot windows.
--Rob
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by:PLansdowne
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I believe setting it to 1 will enable it.  You need to set it to 0.
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Hmm, problem is that regedit has been disabled too. If i download tweakui will it make the neccasary registry edits?
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Hmm, problem is that regedit has been disabled too. If i download tweakui will it make the neccasary registry edits?
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Hmm, problem is that regedit has been disabled too. If i download tweakui will it make the neccasary registry edits?
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Thanks for that. Grabbed a set of tweaking tools and it done the business.
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