I hate the Windows 7 Start Menu, which does not have a Classic mode.
I have finally bit the bullet, and 'installed' -
Classic Windows Start Menu
WHICH IS FREE (and just does the one thing) Core Affinity Resident
It does not 'Install' like you would expect.
It just quietly replaced the Start Menu, with it's own.
Don't panic, as one of the menu items is a Toggle to the original (pretty cool).
It is very configurable, and 'IT IS A KEEPER'