thanks for joining up.
The Run menu option in the Start Menu is still there but probably disabled.
To get it back, do the following.
1. Right Click on the Start Button.
2. Select Properties
3. Select Customize.
4. On the Customize Start Menu screen tick the Run command option.
Now you should find the Run menu option exactly where it used to be with XP.
Tell us how you get on and if you have any more problems dont hesitate to get back to us.