JSI Tip 4759. Some frequently used programs are NOT added to your Windows XP Start menu?


When you constantly use shortcuts to .exe files, Windows XP adds these shortcuts to the Start menu.

If the shortcut contains the following strings in the shortcut name, they are NOT added to the Start menu:

Documentation 
Help 
Install 
More Info 
Readme 
Read me 
Read First 
Setup 
Support 
What's New
You can alter this behavior my modifying the AddRemoveNames Value Name string at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation.

The following programs are specifically excluded from being added to the Start menu:

Setup.exe 
Install.exe 
Isuninst.exe 
Unwise.exe 
Unwise32.exe 
St5unst.exe 
Rundll32.exe
This list is located in the AddRemoveApps Value Name string at:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation.

You can exclude programs by adding a NoStartPage Value Name as an empty string at:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\<Application Name.exe>.

The following programs have this entry by default:

Explorer.exe 
Icwconn1.exe 
Inoculan.exe 
Mobsync.exe 
Navwnt.exe 
Realmon.exe 
Sndvol32.exe


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