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The default Windows XP Start Menu has been disabled by the system administrator where I work. When you right-click on the Start Menu, and select Properties, the only option is the Classic Start Menu. I work in IT and have the complete freedom to change whatever I want, I just don't know how.

How do I enable to option to select the default Start Menu in XP?

The first option is completely gone. I only have the Classic Start Menu option available:

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Check out this Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Policy settings for the Start menu in Windows XP

The first item in the list is Disables the new simple Start menu and forces the classic Start menu. Hopefully you can just uncheck that, then enable the new-style Start menu the regular way.

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If you have complete freedom to change things then can you not ask to be excluded from the group policy which is enforcing the setting?

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