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How to Remove or Hide All Programs List From Start Menu in Windows XP

To remove or hide All Programs list from start menu you need to change the group policy. To change the group policy to remove All Programs list from start menu follow the below steps: 

1. click Start button and then click Run to open run dialog box or press windows key + R on the keyboard to open run dialog box 
2. type gpedit.msc and click OK 
3. group policy dialog window opens 
4. expand User Configuration by clicking on the + sign 
5. again expand Administrative Templates by clicking on the + sign 
6. select Start Menu and Taskbar find and right click or double click on “Remove All Programs list from the Start menu” to open it 
7. select radio button against Enabled 
8. click Apply an OK 

Once you click OK. All Programs list is removed or hided from Start menu. If you want to get back All Programs list again do the above six (6) steps and in step seven (7) select radio button against Not Configured and then click OK. It works in windows vista and windows 7 also.