I am looking for the option to search for Pictures, music or video like we had in Windows XP. It appears that the option is removed in Windows Vista. How do I search for Pictures, music and videos?

Although the “Pictures, music or video” search option is non-existent in Windows Vista, search is much more organized in Windows Vista. To accomplish what you want, you use advanced search operators. To search for pictures, music and videos at a stretch, type the following in the Instant Search box.

kind:music OR kind:pictures OR kind:videos
It should list all music, picture and video files present in the search location(s).