An easy way to give your Windows Vista box a clean look is to remove the application labels on the taskbar. With a registry hack you can make your Windows Vista taskbar look similar to the Windows 7 icon only taskbar.
1.Click on the start button and type in regedit and hit Enter.
2.Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Desktop\WindowMetrics.
3.Create a new REG_SZ value and call it MinWidth
4.Set the value of MinWidth to 56