Under Win XP it was possible to make the START menu "Control Panel" cascading.
That means when I go with the mouse on the menu "Control Panel" then automatically all sub-menues were shown as separate menus.
To achieve this, right click on on empty spot on the taskbar, and click Properties
Now go to the start-up tab and click Customize...
Here you can change a number of settings, including showing the control panel as a menu, though I'm not sure if you can do the same with Devices and Printers.