On my old computer I had Windows XP. If you dragged a program from the Start Menu to the Desktop it just created a short cut. The program was still listed on the start menu under "programs". In Windows 7 when I drag a program from the start menu onto the desktop it is now gone from my start menu all together. And if you decide to delete the shortcut from your desktop you're screwed. The program obviously still exists but I have to open it by different means. Am I missing something obvious here?? Also, windows 7 does not allow you to right click a program and create a shortcut on the desktop anymore? only taskbar?