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My computer does not store the history of the entries entered in RUN (WIN+R). enter image description here

Thus, how to enable Windows to store the history?

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  1. Right-click on taskbar
  2. Go to Properties
  3. On Properties → Start Menu tab (in Windows 8, it is called Jump Lists)
  4. Check Store and display a list of recently opened programs under Privacy.
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The location of this setting has changed in Windows 10.

  1. Open the Start menu
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select the Personalization button
  4. Select Start in the left column
  5. Toggle Show most used apps to the On position
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    If Show most used apps is greyed out you can re-enable it by setting Settings -> Privacy -> General -> Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results back to On.
    – genpfault
    Commented May 22, 2017 at 23:19
  • Instruction w screenshots how to enable greyed out option is at thewindowsclub.com/…
    – sherdim
    Commented Nov 17, 2018 at 8:56
  • The corresponding registry key for future me: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Start_TrackProgs
    – Larsen
    Commented Dec 16, 2023 at 17:29
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Enable or Disable App Launch Tracking

  • Windows 10
    Settings > Privacy > General > Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results

  • Windows 11
    Settings > Privacy & security > General > Let Windows improve Start and search results by tracking app launches

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    Also correct for 10 home. Commented Jan 27, 2018 at 17:40
  • Also works on Win 10 Version 1803 (10.0.17134.407). Commented Nov 20, 2018 at 14:01

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