Clear the recent programs list for new users

If you enable this policy setting the recent programs list in the start menu will be blank for each new user. If you disable or do not configure this policy the start menu recent programs list will be pre-populated with programs for each new user.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # ClearRecentProgForNewUserInStartMenu

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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