Windows XP "Help and Support" Start Menu

I never ever ever want to click on the “Help and Support” button in the WinXP start menu, but I frequently do when trying to click on something else (usually “Run…”).

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To remove the Help and Support link from XP Start Menu, try this:

  • Right-click Taskbar, choose Properties
  • In the Start Menu tab, click Customize
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • Uncheck Help and Support option.
  • Click OK, OK and close the dialog

For Windows Classic Start menu, you may need to modify the registry directly:

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following location:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Explorer Advanced

  • In the right-pane, create a new REG_DWORD value named NoStartMenuHelp
  • Double-click NoStartMenuHelp and set it’s value to 1
  • Close Regedit.

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