Yes, at work we're still on Windows XP. Our Start Menu is also forced to be the Classic Windows 2000-style that hides your programs. So my question is: how long is it until a program is hidden from the Start Menu if you don't launch it from there? Is there a registry setting to control it?

  • Don't worry, I don't think XP (SP3) will be end-of-lifed until 2014. Still, interesting question.
    – tombull89
    Aug 30, 2011 at 11:21
  • To be honest I'm trying to see if I can get the Programs menu completely empty. For the programs I launch regularly I use the run command, creating a shortcut if it's not already in the PATH. Aug 30, 2011 at 11:53


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