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How to add the Quick Launch bar back in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008

  • Unlock the taskbar.
  • Right click on the taskbar and select "Toolbars | New Toolbar"
  • Specify and select the following folder location:
%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
  • Richt click on the Quick Launch bar on your taskbar and unselect the options “Show Text” and “Show Title”. On the same menu choose "View | Small Icons"
  • Drag it to the desired position (usually on the left most side of the taskbar). You may also need to move first the pinned program icons to the right side.
  • Lock the taskbar.
  • Disable lock workstation using windows registry

    Add a new variable to this registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
    New DWORD 32-bit key DisableLockWorkstation with value 1 (hexadecimal)
    
    

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