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Published on 05.22.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove Frequently Used Programs List from Start Menu

Learn how to remove the Frequently Used Programs list from the Start Menu in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, the frequently used programs list is removed from the Start menu.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the frequently used programs list remains on the simple Start menu.

Remove the Frequently Used Programs List from the Start Menu

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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