Vista remembers the folder views for when the folder was last closed. Open the Username folder from the Start Menu, "C:\Users\User Name", and shortcut locations separately, then maximize each window and close them. It should open maximized the next time you open.
If it still does not remember, then apply Method Two in this tutorial below to reset the folder view settings. Next, repeat the above again to maximize the window. Windows Explorer Folder View settings
Hope this helps,
Originally Posted by magoo