If you still have not forgiven Microsoft for eliminating the Run command in Windows Vista, don't fret. You can bring it out of extinction fairly quickly with these steps.
Before I begin, I must mention that if you use the "out of box" experience with Windows Vista, the Run command isn't available. It is available if you change the Start menu to the Classic Start menu.
In order to change to the Classic Start menu, right-click on your Windows taskbar and choose Properties (Figure A). Next, tick the Classic Start menu radio button and click Ok.
The Run command now appears in the Start menu as shown in Figure B.
In order to get the Run menu to appear in the Windows Vista Start menu, right-click on the taskbar and choose Properties. On the Start menu tab, choose Customize (Figure C.) and tick the Run command checkbox (Figure D). The Run command now appears on the right-side of the Start menu as shown in Figure E.