Start menu Tags: Configuration Start Menu Classic Windows XP Last response: December 20, 2009 10:16 AM in Windows XP Share alidan December 19, 2009 1:01:50 AM im using the classic start menu. i want to get rid of documents search help and support what is the easiest way to go about doing that? More about : start menu btk1w1 December 19, 2009 2:14:45 AM Documents: http://malektips.com/windows-xp-start-menu-my-documents... Help and Support: http://malektips.com/xp_taskbar_start_0015.html Main page for XP start menu tweaks: http://malektips.com/windows_xp_taskbar_-_toolbar_-_sta... Search (this requires a registry tweak, best practice to back-up registry before making changes or export key): http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/149/ m 0 l btk1w1 December 19, 2009 2:21:42 AM You can also remove the search function by using a tweak from Kellys Korner. Scroll down to line 70 (left hand side). Click on the underlined words To remove Save the batch file to your desktop the double click to run. Allow the registry merge. http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm If you want the search function back run the script to the left of To remove, i.e. Search is Missing from the Start Menu m 0 l Related resources Start menu INCREDIBLY slow? - Forum Taskbar showing under Start menu(Tiles) - Forum Video background for your start menu. Instead of a picture. - Forum Pin to start menu not showing up - Forum Help, computer does not go past POST, can only start by entering boot menu - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer alidan December 19, 2009 3:42:47 AM search is gone but the other two the method described there didn't apply to "classic start menu" m 0 l btk1w1 December 19, 2009 4:10:23 AM Do you have XP pro? Click Start > Run and type in: gpedit.msc Hit enter. Navigate to: user configuration>administrative templates>start menu and taskbar There are settings in there that aren't normally available. Otherwise the fix is again a registry tweak. m 0 l alidan December 19, 2009 6:58:05 AM gpedit.msc isnt on my computer and run brings up nothing m 0 l btk1w1 December 20, 2009 10:16:08 AM Ok... If you want to remove the "Documents" & "Help and support" options in the start menu you are going to have to edit the registry. Important: Back up your registry in case a mistake is made. While in the registry, when indicated to "Export the key to the desktop" you will need to right click the folder in the left pane and select export, name it accordingly and save it to your desktop. If you encounter problems from changes that are made you will be able to fix simply by double clicking the new .reg file on the desktop and allowing the merge. Remove documents from start menu Click on Start > Run and type in: regedit and hit enter. Navigate / drill down to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer "Export the Explorer key to the desktop" In "Explorer" look in the right pane - double click on No RecentDocsMenu and set the Value Data to 1. Click OK, and close registry editor. You may need to reboot the pc for the change to take affect. Remove Help and support from start menu Click on Start > Run and type in: regedit and hit enter. Navigate / drill down to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ Explorer You have already exported the Explorer key to the desktop. Keep this until you are satisfied with the outcome. Right click a blank area in the right pane and select "New" > "DWORD Value". Name it: NoSMHelp Double click the new entry and give it a value of 1. Again right click a blank area (in the right pane) for another new DWORD value and name it: NoHelp Double click the new entry and give it a value of 1. Reboot the pc to see if the desired settings have taken effect. Please take care when working in the registry, it is a literal minefield to walk through. If you are unsure of any of the steps please allow us to clarify. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedfile explorer missing from start mar and apps menu Forum SolvedStart Menu not working in Windows 8.1 Update 1 Forum Solvedmy Toshiba laptop will not shut down from the start menu and it is extremely slow loading sites.It is 7 years old. Forum SolvedI cant open my start menu and hard drive its why? Forum SolvedHow to Get the Start Menu Back in Windows 8? Forum Solvedno desktop icon, start menu, only wallpaper and task manager not working Forum SolvedIs the windows start button (not the start menu) In windows 8.1? Forum desktop icons, start menu and toolbar missing in windows 7 startup Forum Solvedscreen flashing back to windows start menu a few seconds in games... Forum SolvedStart Menu 8 or Start8 ? 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