Windows 7 has a brand new look as the new system suppose to have. It has new task bar navigation and functionality. However if you are uncomfortable with this new task bar and its new options you can customize it to have more usual look.
This article is describing the process of adding standard for XP and Vista systems Quick Launch bar to the Task Bar.
Steps to add Quick Launch bar to the Task Bar in Windows 7:
1. Right-click on an open area of the taskbar, choose Toolbars and then choose New Toolbar from the menu.
2. Now you should navigate to Quick Launch folder. In order to do that paste the following string to the address bar of Windows Explorer window:
%appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
Make sure that the location bar shows the full path before you choose the “Select Folder” button.
You’ll immediately notice the Quick Launch toolbar on the right side of the taskbar. You can click on the dotted lines and then drag the toolbar all the way to the left. Note that you’ll need to right-click and unlock the taskbar before you can move the toolbar.
3. To hide the text from the toolbar right-click on the dotted lines and uncheck “Show Text” as well as “Show Title” from the menu.
4. The last thing is to Lock your Taskbar again and you will get your “favourite” Quick Launch back.