Some users find it difficult to use the new taskbar of Windows 7 that only show icons. I encounter some users that are afraid to upgrade to Windows 7 or even downgrade to Windows XP because they are having a hard time with the interface. If you are one of those people that are hesitant or having a difficulty adjusting to the new environment of Windows 7.
1. Right Click on an empty are portion of your taskbar
2. Go to the Taskbar buttons section, from the dropdown change Always combine, hide labels to Never combine.
3. Click OK