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Remove Undock Computer from Start Menu (Windows XP)

This policy is used to hide or display the "Undock Computer" option on the Start Menu.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoStartMenuEjectPC" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This option is only displayed for portable computers with docking stations.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoStartMenuEjectPCREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer]
Value Name: NoStartMenuEjectPC
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = show undock, 1 = hide undock)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: February 19, 2003