Q: I miss the “Run” command from Windows XP. Is there any way to get it back in Vista?
A: Certainly! Windows XP users are used to having their Run Command, but when Vista came out this function was condensed down into the Search Bar. It works basically the same, but there are purists out there that miss the Run Command, proper; as it originally was in XP.
So let’s learn how to bring it on back!
Right-Click the Start Button and choose “Properties” Then select the Start Menu tab and click the “Customize” button.
About three quarters of the way down the list of customization choices, put a check next to the “Run Command” option, then click “OK”
If you just want to skip permanence, then hit the Windows Key + r. That should bring up the Run Command right away.