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.
How do I know this? Because...
And when I do "Pin to Start Menu", it ends up here:
So what is the Start Menu in Windows 7? It's just a short list of program shortcuts that you can't organize.