JSI Tip 5944. How do I configure the 'Highlight newly installed programs' option via the Windows XP registry?

When you Customize the Windows XP Start menu, you can check or uncheck Highlight newly installed programs option on the Advanced tab.

To check this via the registry:

1. Copy /Paste the following to a NotifyNewApps.reg file:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\]
"Start_NotifyNewApps"=dword:00000001

2. Merge the NotifyNewApps.reg file with the user's registry or run regedit /s NotifyNewApps.reg.

3. The user must log off and log on for this setting to take effect.

To uncheck this via the registry:

1. Copy /Paste the following to a NotifyNewApps.reg file:

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\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\]
"Start_NotifyNewApps"=dword:00000000

2. Merge the NotifyNewApps.reg file with the user's registry or run regedit /s NotifyNewApps.reg.

3. The user must log off and log on for this setting to take effect.



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