Learn how to remove the pinned programs list from the Start Menu in Windows 7.
If you enable this setting, the “Pinned Programs” list is removed from the Start menu. Users cannot pin programs to the Start menu.
In Windows XP and Windows Vista, the Internet and email checkboxes are removed from the ‘Customize Start Menu’ dialog.
If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the “Pinned Programs” list remains on the Start menu. Users can pin and unpin programs in the Start Menu.
Remove the Pinned Programs List from the Start Menu
- 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.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Remove pinned programs list from the Start Menu in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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