How to remove “Recent Items” from the Start Menu in Windows Vista

You know, disabling the recent times does more than just protecting the Privacy– it also speeds up the loading time of the Start Menu at start-up and saves the memory used to store Recent Items.

To disable “Recent Items” follow these:

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar and select “Properties“.
  2. In the properties window, browse to “Start menu“.
  3. Under “Start Menu“, look down for “Privacy” and disable (un-check) the first option, i.e., “Store and display a list of recently opened files“.
  4. That’s it, press F5 and open the Start Menu, you won’t see the “Recent Items” :)

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