Each version of Windows has come with the oh-so-handy Run command. One thing you will likely notice when you install Windows Vista is that the Run command does not appear on the Start Menu.
The Run command is handy for quickly launching programs so it is worthwhile making a small configuration change to add it back to the Start Menu. You can quickly do so in Windows Vista by completing the simple steps listed below:
Right click on the Start button, and click Properties.
From the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog, click Customize.
Scroll down through the list until you shall find Run command. Check the box next to it.