How to disable start menu's run from showing any history?

By cakem1x ·
Is there any way to disable the start menu's run from displaying any history? I don't want it to save any previous text in the dropdown after I close run. I know it can be reset after a reboot but I want it to not save the information period.

I've tried numerous things and nothing works.

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by nepenthe0 In reply to How to disable start menu ...

There are some switches within the Group Policy Editor that might do this for you. XP Pro includes a Group Policy Editor (XP Home does not). Open the Group Policy Editor with the command:


User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

Among the switches you can enable:

>Clear history of recently opened documents on exit
>Turn off user tracking
>Remove Run menu from Start Menu

This last is probably your best option, because you don't need the Run menu to use command line entry. Within your Programs folder is the Command Prompt application which accomplishes the same thing, but all tracks are covered when you close the application.

If you have XP Home, you will need to download and install TweakUI from Microsoft:

Actually, you don't need either TweakUI or Group Policy Editor to remove Run from the Start Menu. This can be done by unchecking Run in:

Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Start Menu > Customize

Rick/Portland, OR

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Try this out for your issue..............

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to How to disable start menu ...

1. Start > run and type "Regedit.exe" in the Run command.

2. Then go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ RunMRU\

3. You will see various values in the right pane, then delete all the values there except the one saying (Default).

4. Quit the Registry Editor.

5. Check the Run command either by refreshing the system first or by restarting the system.

The history should be deleted.
Or try out Ccleaner:

Or Secured Privacy:

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