Rectify windows 7 start menu edit problems

anthannan

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In windows 7, a new installation 64 bit pro. I am unable to unlock the start menu and recent programs remains populated. I can change the settings in customise but the settings do not save, any ideas?
 

sminlal

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Sorry, I'm not quite understanding the question. Are you trying to prevent the "recently used programs" from showing in the Start Menu? Have you tried the following:

- Right-click the "Start" orb and select "Properties"
- Make sure the "Start Menu" tab is selected
- UNcheck the "Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu"
- Click the "OK" or "Apply" buttons.

The last step is important, the menu settings won't be changed unless you do it.
 

arael

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Also, once you've done that and you want to remove items from the start menu simply right click them and select "Remove from this list"
 

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