In this episode of Defrag Tools, Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder look in to why Win-R can launch some apps, but the Command Prompt can't.
[00:00] - W1ND(X)WS T-shirt
[02:38] - Andrew's PATH from Episode #132
[03:30] - Why does Excel launch from Win-R, but not from a CMD prompt?
[04:25] - Trace the launch with Process Monitor
[05:12] - Exclude Events after the Process Start event of excel.exe
[06:27] - Filter to Explorer (the app that launches Excel)
[06:50] - Filter to SUCCESS (as failures don't achieve anything)
[06:50] - Filter out the Close type events (as they don't achieve anything)
[07:22] - Search for 'excel'
[07:22] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths
[08:42] - "Jump To..." Registry Editor
[09:21] - Test the hypothesis by renaming excel.exe to excel1.exe
[10:30] - Old New Thing (Raymond Chen)
[11:30] - Application Registration (MSDN)
[14:22] - Process Monitor to the rescue... again.
[14:54] - Email us your issues at firstname.lastname@example.org