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Do not search programs and Control Panel items

If you enable this policy setting the Start menu search box will not search for programs or Control Panel items. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Start menu search box will search for programs and Control Panel items unless the user chooses not to do so directly in Control Panel.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar

Notes

* 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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