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Remove “Start menu” option in Start Menu Properties dialog.

This setting removes the simple “Start menu” option in Start Menu Properties dialog so that only “Classic Start menu” display is available to users.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
In Windows XP and Windows 2003, you can choose between the “Start menu” and the “Classic Start menu” display. This can be seen in the “Start Menu” tab when you open Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu. But, this setting can remove the “Start menu” option from the dialog, leaving only “Classic Start menu” display.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which removes the “Start menu” from the dialog. However, if you want to get back to the original state, change the value to “0”.

The changes will take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This feature works on Internet Explorer version 5 and above.

Disable Change of Start Menu Style.reg

The ".reg" file can remove the simple "Start menu" from the dialog.

Change Start Menu Style (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can get both the display menus in the dialog.

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

The option to select simple "Start menu" as an alternative display style is not available. The user is forced to use "Classic Start menu".

The user has the option to select either simple "Start menu" or "Classic Start menu" as display style.

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

Then, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, and in the open area right-click to create and new DWORD value "NoSimpleStartMenu".

The created DWORD value will look like below.

Next, right-click on the "NoSimpleStartMenu" DWORD value 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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Category : Display > Start Menu

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Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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