After much deliberation, I finally decided to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7. I breezed through the upgrade installation process but strangely, the programs I had pinned to the Start menu prior to installation were no longer there. I tried to customize this via the taskbar properties but I couldn't find the option for setting the default internet browser and default email client like in Vista. (I'm not even sure if there is one!) Moreover, the list where your recently opened programs appear is gone as well but this was probably due to the fact that I had them disabled in Vista. I am of the opinion that perhaps, the configuration just didn't carry over to when I upgraded my operating system. The Privacy section of the Start Menu tab in the taskbar properties are all grayed out as well, and so is the start menu size option. Any thoughts?