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Published on 05.22.09 by Brent Trahan

Remove the All Programs List from the Start Menu

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

If you enable this setting, the “All Programs” item is removed from the simple Start menu.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the “All Programs” item remains on the simple Start menu.

Remove the All 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.

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  3. Double-click Remove All 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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  1. Deozaan says:

    Thanks. This helped me get All Programs to show up again in my start menu after it mysteriously disappeared.

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