I used Google to search "how to customise the start button on windows 7" and came across this program. I'm sure there are other similar programs, but I can guarantee this one works. If you have any further questions or need more information, feel free to ask.
I recall making a blog similar to your own slightly over a year ago.
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At that time the entire circle that is mentioned were just ordinary members and there was a totally different group in the staff. These things change over time and within a year another group that are ordinary members now will most likely be staff.