How to Get the Quick Launch Bar in Windows 7
Just right click on your taskbar and remove the tick on Lock the Taskbar.
Right click on the taskbar again, go to Toolbars and click on New Toolbar.
In the address bar on the top, copy this path
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
The Quick Launch folder should open. Click on the Select Folder button. You should see a new Quick Launch shortcut on the taskbar to the right. Drag it to the extreme left and limit its bounds by dragging the dotted lines too.
To remove the text, right click on the Quick Launch bar and deselect the Show Text and Show Title options. Also, go to View and select Small icons or Large icons, as you wish.
Also, drag the dotted lines to the right and give sufficient space to your Quick launch bar to display all the icons. You can also keep it on the right to avoid confusing it with the open applications.
After you are done, just right click on the open area of the Taskbar again and click on Lock the Taskbar to fix the positioning of your icons You now have a Quick Launch bar on your Windows 7 PC. To add shortcuts to the Quick Launch bar, just drag them on the bar and place a shortcut. You could also copy a shortcut to the path mentioned above - %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch.
To remove the Quick Launch bar from the taskbar, right click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars and remove the tick on the Quick Launch option. If you want to get the Quick Launch bar again, you will have to redo the whole procedure.