How to Enable the Classic Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7

Right-click the taskbar
choose Toolbars
New Toolbar

Windows will prompt to select a folder for where the new toolbar should reside. In the Folder text box at the bottom of the dialog box, enter :

%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

Once the Quick Launch bar displays, drag the vertical triple dotted line next to the Quick Launch bar to the left until the icons are displayed