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    cbae

    In the interest of getting back on topic, let's discuss what the "Start Menu" is, because it seems even the so-called Windows 7 "power users" don't know what it really is. Admittedly, I didn't know either until I delved into it to determine what features were removed from Windows 8 that everybody was having a conniption about. This is what I found.

    This is Windows 7, and this is *not* the Start Menu.

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    How do I know this? Because...

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    And when I do "Pin to Start Menu", it ends up here:

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    So what is the Start Menu in Windows 7? It's just a short list of program shortcuts that you can't organize.