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Remove "All Programs" Button from the Start Menu (Windows XP)

This restriction is used to remove the "All Programs" button which displays a list of all the installed applications.

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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 "NoStartMenuMorePrograms" 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 setting only applies to the Windows XP Start Menu, not the Classic Start Menu.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|NoStartMenuMoreProgramsREG_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: NoStartMenuMorePrograms
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disable button)

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Last modified: March 30, 2002