To enable this feature on Win 7 do this:
"Hold down the Ctrl and Shift keys, then open up the start menu, and right-click anywhere on the blank space. You'll see a new menu with an Exit Explorer item on it, which will immediately terminate the desktop shell—keep in mind to reopen it you'll need to use Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager, and then File –> Run and type in explorer.exe.
That's not the only right-click menu trick you can do here, however—if you want to open up the Start Menu folder in Windows 7, you can right-click on the All Programs menu item to access the old Start Menu context menu from previous versions of Windows."
- a quote from http://lifehacker.com/5543354/the-cleverest-geeky-windows-tricks-everyone-should-know
The problem with the icons is that I want the rest of my computer to have 48x48 icons so I have set it like that but I would like Vistart to have 32x32 icons as that was the way it was intended. As you cange the icons size for the rest of the computer the size increases for Vistart. I do not think it should work this way, instead Vistart should include this option in "options" separate from the rest of the computer's options.