Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:55 AM
1. Open Windows Explorer, make sure the show hidden files box is checked under the "view" tab.
2. Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder, right click the Start Menu folder. From the context menu select "Create shortcut" Click Yes at the prompt for the shortcut to be sent to the Desktop.
3. Rename "Start Menu Shortcut" on the desktop to "Start Menu" Cut and paste the renamed shortcut to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Click yes to the "Administrator" prompt.
4. Right Click the taskbar select Toolbars > New Toobar and browse to the location you pasted the Start Menu shortcut to and select that folder.
5. You now have a "Windows 7" Start Menu Toolbar on your Taskbar. (see attached)
As you install more programs your Start Menu Toolbar will need to updated, to do this just select Toolbars and un-check the Start Menu toolbar then navigate to your current Start Menu Shortcut, delete it and repeat steps 2, 3 & 4 to create a new, updated Start Menu Toolbar.