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Windows 7: Grayed out recent program list in start menu

21 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Grayed out recent program list in start menu

See the attacment.

How to enable it???

Status: Resolved see post bellow for answer



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21 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Christian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please post a screenshot of these two regedit locations below to see if you have any other entries in there other than the ones you see below. I'll take a look to see if there's one you will need to delete to restore this back for you.

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21 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here you are

Thanks for replying

EDIT: BTW my username is "christantoan" not "christian" (That's my religion anyway :b)


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21 Sep 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok,

It's the NoInstrumentation in the HKCU location that is causing it. Right click on it and click on delete, and log off and log on to restore Recent Programs in the Start Menu properties page.

Grayed out recent program list in start menu-noinstrumentation.jpg


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21 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

RESOLVED

Thank you very much
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21 Sep 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Christan.
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22 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Ok,

It's the NoInstrumentation in the HKCU location that is causing it. Right click on it and click on delete, and log off and log on to restore Recent Programs in the Start Menu properties page.
Thanks heaps, Brink! I had the same problem. Though, this was because I used - on a trial basis - AVG PC Tune Up 2011 which had a lot of settings which I was experimenting with. The trial was only for a day. It expired and then of course, I started hunting for the solution to this. You were the only one who nailed the problem straightaway.

Thanks, once again.
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22 Nov 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome DaCentaur, and welcome to Seven Forums. Thank you.
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27 Jan 2012   #9

Window 7 Pro x64
 
 

I understand this post is old however my problem is the same. My reg-edit however is different could be Pro version instead of Ultimate. I have included an attachment of my screen shot.


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27 Jan 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello JW, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if the REG files in the tutorial below for this may be able to enable it again for you.

Recent Programs - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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