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Disable all most frequently used programs from new Start menu.

The Most Frequent List in new Start menu displays the application names that are regularly used. This setting can disable the shortcut of the applications from appearing in the list.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Windows displays the most frequently accessed programs, in left panel of the new Start menu called Most Frequent List. This list makes the program accessibility comfortable for users. But, with this setting you can disable the shortcut of the applications from appearing in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoStartMenuMFUProgramsList”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1” which can disable all most frequently used programs. However, if you want to show the programs back, change the value to “0” or delete the “NoStartMenuMFUProgramsList” value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable all most frequently used programs.reg

The '.reg' file will disable all most frequently used programs from Start menu.

All most frequently used programs enabled (Default).reg

The '.reg' file will enable all most frequently used programs in the Start menu.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Most frequently used programs are removed from the Start menu.

Most frequently used programs are visible in the Start menu.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoStartMenuMFUProgramsList" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoStartMenuMFUProgramsList" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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