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Windows 7: How to reset start menu recently open programs to default?

20 Jun 2014   #1
pintpj

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
How to reset start menu recently open programs to default?

Hello, does anyone know if it's possible (and how) to reset recently open programs from start menu to default settings? When you make a clean install of Windows the first program is "Getting Started", then "Windows Media Center", "Snipping Tools", etc.

If I am not mistaken it's something I need to do in registry.

Thank you for your help!


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20 Jun 2014   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
It sounds like you have a poblem with the Windows install. I see you are running the Enreprise version of Windows 7? What version was pre installed in your laptop and where did your copy of the Enterprise version come from?
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20 Jun 2014   #3
pintpj

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Thank you for welcoming me.

No, I do not have problem with the Windows install. Everything works fine. My Enterprise version is licensed from company I work for. I am just curious if there is a way how to get rid of currently programs in start menu, listed as recently open and get back default programs.
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20 Jun 2014   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Type "msconfig" in Start search box and then double click msconfig.exe. Then click the Startup tag and disable the programs you do not want at start up.
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20 Jun 2014   #5
pintpj

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

This is not what I am looking for. This disables programs when I turn my computer on.

Maybe this will explain what I would like to do.
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20 Jun 2014   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Don't know what you mean by "default" programs?
Try this method.
Delete any unwanted programs from the Start menu by right clicking the program in the start menu and choose. Unpin from Start menu. Then for the programs you do want locate the exe file for the program and right click on it and choose Pin to Start menu.
When the start menu looks how you want it right click the Start button and choose "Properties" there you can uncheck the "Store and display recently opened programs etc" and the next box that includes the Task bar. See if that works.
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