The Finest Hand-Selected Downloads
Individually reviewed & tested
Store News

AdvancedRun 1.50

Run programs with custom system settings

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
NirSoft
Software Cost:
Free
Category
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
22 November 2021
Downloads To Date:
897
Languages:
English
Download Size:
58.90 KB

AdvancedRun is a portable free tool which allows you to run programs with custom priority, start directory, window state or position, a different user account, and your preferred compatibiity or environment settings.

The number of options makes for a cluttered interface with checkboxes everywhere, but fortunately you can ignore everything but the options you need, making it really quite easy to use.

If an application can't access a file or Registry key because it doesn't have the security privileges, for instance, all you have to do is browse to it in "Program to Run", and select "SYSTEM User" in the "Run As" box.

Click Run, your app is launched with SYSTEM privileges, and you'll probably be able to do what you need.

Window-related options allow you to launch the program hidden, maximised or minimised, or as a normal window with your preferred size and (X, Y) starting position.

Programs can be launched with a higher or lower priority, to perhaps improve performance or reduce their impact on the system, and there's an option to set their process affinity (allow them to run on specific CPU cores only).

AdvancedRun can also launch programs with custom Windows compatibility settings (a subset of what you can do in the "Compatibility" tab of shortcuts).

There's the ability to run programs with custom environment variables, maybe a shorter PATH, or dropping some other variables entirely.

Whatever settings you configure may be saved, then reloaded as required, or launched from a shortcut or script.

Verdict:

AdvancedRun isn't actually that "advanced", and you can achieve many of the same things by using start.exe or the advanced properties of shortcuts. There are useful features, though - particularly the ability to run programs as SYSTEM - and on balance it's worth a try.

Your Comments & Opinion

Related Downloads Other Downloads From This Category

An extended version of the Windows Run box

Freeware

A desktop launcher, search and productivity tool

Open Source

Manage, monitor and optimise your games

Freeware

A stylish dock for launching programs, web pages and more

Freeware

Speed up access to your favourite programs with this handy little launcher utility 

Open Source
37,222,695
Downloads
Secure & Tested Software
6,409
Reviews
Instant Download 24/7
308,099
Members
10+ Years of Service