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The basic Start Menu
The Start Menu in Microsoft Windows is the first place most users go when they interact with the operating system. But the way the Start Menu is configured is not set in stone. Windows 7 allows users to change which applications will be listed in the menu and how they will be presented. This customization process is relatively straightforward and simple and you don’t even have to use regedit.
This image shows a typical Start Menu with application links down the left side and library and folder links down the right. At the bottom of the left side of links is the All Programs link.
Put a check in the Network checkbox
For our example, we’ll change three things. First, let’s add the Network entry to the right-hand side navigation window of the Start Menu. Find the Network checkbox in the list and check it.
Administrative tools in All Programs list
Likewise, the All Programs list now has an entry for Administrative tools.
The examples in this document are just three of many customizations you can make to the Windows 7 Start Menu. I am sure if you look through the Customization list you can find some changes you’d like to make to personalize your Windows experience.