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I have Microsoft Lync 2010 installed on my Windows 7 computer and it is set to start when Windows starts.

This setting causes Lync to get in most frequent used application list in the start menu. Lync is never started manually and even when I explicitly remove Lync from the frequently used application list it finds itself a way back in after a number of reboots. (naturally)

How can I keep it out of my frequent app list?

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I think removing it from Startup will solve the problem, you can remove it from auto-start using msconfig, Press Win key and type msconfig. – Ankit Mishra Dec 28 '12 at 16:37
No, I still want it to start with Windows. Imjust don't want it in the frequent app list. – e-mre Dec 28 '12 at 16:46
Try if it works on Windows 7 also,… – Ankit Mishra Dec 28 '12 at 18:01
Unfortunately it doesn't. There are many post on internet saying it should, but I can't get it to work on Win7. – e-mre Dec 28 '12 at 22:46
That is strange, because that is the way by which windows prevent explorer (runs almost always) and many other inbuilt programs from coming up in the list. Can you elaborate exactly what changes you did to the registry ? – Ankit Mishra Dec 29 '12 at 10:13

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