I personally like the new Windows 7 and Vista start menu with the search box.  They seem to have removed the run command from the menu.  Maybe they did it to save the start menu real estate space or because no one really uses that command.  For some of us, however, would prefer to have the run command permanently in the start menu.  Watch my video tutorial to get it back in the menu.  I know I could have listed the instructions but I am in a video making mood and I am a visual learner.