Yes Windows key + R still works, but there are a few other methods to open Run
Run, run, run as fast as you can! No no! That was just a joke. Run is a windows native application used to quickly execute any program that you know, instead of manually going to the installation directory. Use Run to save a lot of time for executing applications in Windows. Here is how to open run in Windows 8.
1. StepAnywhere in Windows 8, just press Windows Hot Key + R to initiate Run.
Another method is as follows:
1. StepClick the search icon once you move your mouse cursor to the top most right:
2. StepUnder the Apps category, click Run.