Clear the recent programs list for new users

If you enable this policy setting, the recent programs list in the start menu will be blank for each new user.

If you disable or do not configure this policy, the start menu recent programs list will be pre-populated with programs for each new user.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows 10
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameClearRecentProgForNewUserInStartMenu
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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