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Restore my old "Start" menu

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#1 abcd_1


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Posted 14 June 2009 - 08:43 AM


I dont remember what were the changes i made..

but earlier when i clicked on the "start" menu , i used to see my name and and the set of recently accessed programs.(2 columns)

but now it shows "windows xp professional" and my name is absent at the top. also there is only one column of programs.

i dont like this "start" menu. please help me restore my original settings.

I know bleeping computer does not dampen my spirits calling this question as silly because they are known for helping out new computer users.

Thanks in aniticipation.

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#2 joseibarra


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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:05 AM

XP has to start menus - the new "Start menu" and the old "Classic Start menu".

Sounds like yours got changed from the XP Start menu to the Classic Start menu.

Right click your Start button, Properties, choose Start menu (your choice), OK (or Apply, OK).

It is a user preference thing.

If it changes back again by itself or you can't change it, you may have another problem (like some malicious code).

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#3 abcd_1

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 09:09 AM

Thank you very very much my friend.

That was the exact change i made and forgot..

Thanks for the help.

Very exact answer and a very quick one..That is why i like you people at bleeping computer.

Thanks a lot again

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