Add the Run command to the
Vista Start Menu
Beginning way back with the release of Windows 1.0, Microsoft has been all
about the GUI interface (more or less effectively). But sometimes you just want
to run a program without having to navigate the GUI maze of menus and folders.
Windows Vista, by default, does not include the Run command on the Start Menu.
This was a common and favorite feature of Windows XP.
To add the Run command back to the Vista Start Menu, follow these steps:
Right click the Taskbar in an open area
Click on Properties
Click on the Start Menu tab
Click the Customize button to get to the Customize Start Menu
Scroll down the list until you find the
Run command checkbox and check it.
Click OK and the Run command will now appear on the Start Menu.