The start menu in Windows XP and I assume Vista can be set to list frequently used programs. This can be all fine and dandy, but what if you don’t want it to?
Well there’s not a pretty way to do it, you have to dive into the registry, but here it is:
- Click Start – Run and type regedit and click OK.
- Navigate to ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTApplicationsYourAppName.exe‘
- Add a new REG_SZ string value and call it ‘NoStartPage’
- Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
The program will no longer appear in the most frequently used programs list.