Remove common program groups from Start Menu

Removes items in the All Users profile from the Programs menu on the Start menu. By default the Programs menu contains items from the All Users profile and items from the user’s profile. If you enable this setting only items in the user’s profile appear in the Programs menu. Tip: To see the Program menu items in the All Users profile on the system drive go to ProgramData -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Start Menu -> Programs.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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