Remove pinned programs list from the Start Menu

If you enable this setting the “Pinned Programs” list is removed from the Start menu. Users cannot pin programs to the Start menu. In Windows XP and Windows Vista the Internet and email checkboxes are removed from the ‘Customize Start Menu’ dialog. If you disable this setting or do not configure it the “Pinned Programs” list remains on the Start menu. Users can pin and unpin programs in the Start Menu.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

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

  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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