How to Add a Program to the Start Menu in Windows 7 and Vista

Do you have a favorite program or game on your computer? Maybe you play Solitaire frequently or use Microsoft Word often and want it to always appear on the Start Menu. In 3 easy steps you can learn how to pin a program to the menu when you click Start!

Just follow the 3 steps listed below:

  1. First use the Search box on Start to locate your favorite program. Click the Start button and type part of the program’s name in the Search box. For instance if you were looking for Solitaire you would just type Sol and Solitaire will appear at the top of the Start Menu. Certainly you can type the complete word, but the computer is smart and thinks it already knows what you are going to type. Now, don’t click on Solitaire, just point your mouse over it.
  2. Then RIGHT click with your mouse pointing at Solitaire and LEFT click Pin to Start Menu.

    Add Solitaire to Start Menu

    Add Solitaire to Start Menu

  3. Immediately an Solitaire will be placed above the line on the Start Menu indicating that it will always appear.

If you decide you don’t want a program pinned to the Start Menu, just point to the program and RIGHT click which brings up a shortcut menu and then LEFT click Unpin from Start Menu.