This setting enables you to hide the “Windows Update” item in the Start menu and Internet Explorer.
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Hide Windows Update in Start Menu.reg
The '.reg' file can hide Windows Update from Start Menu.
Show Windows Update in Start Menu (Default - classic StartMenu).reg
The '.reg' file can show Windows Update in Start Menu as default feature.
Registry Entry Details:
Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.
Link to 'Windows Update' item in Start menu is disabled.
Link to 'Windows Update' item in Start menu is enabled by default.
First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\], right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoWindowsUpdate" in "Explorer" key.
Next, right-click on "NoWindowsUpdate" and click on 'Modify'.
Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on 'OK'.
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This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.
Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).
Clear the recently accessed documents list.
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