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Remove “Set Program Access and Defaults” item from the Start menu.

This setting enables you to hide the “Set Program Access and Defaults” item in the Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
The “Set Program Access and Defaults” icon is located on the Start menu and in the place bar of Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel. Only an administrator can name the default program for activities like Web surfing, e-mail programs etc. You can also control how the program's icons, shortcuts, and menu entries appear.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can remove the item from the Start menu. However, if you want to show the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Set Program Access and Defaults in Start Menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "Set Program Access and Defaults" from Start Menu.

Show Set Program Access and Defaults in Start Menu (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can show "Set Program Access and Defaults" in Start Menu.

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

'Set Program Access and Defaults ' option is hidden from the Start menu.

'Set Program Access and Defaults ' option is visible by default 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 "NoSMConfigurePrograms" in "Explorer" key.

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

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

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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