Re-enable recent program list

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by christantoan, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. christantoan

    christantoan MDL Junior Member

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    I got this (see the attachment)
    How to re-enable it???
    I think one of my program modify it but I forgot what program
     

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  2. Barry

    Barry MDL Novice

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    Have you tried clicking the 'Customize...' button and then clicking the 'Use Default Settings' button at the bottom left, see if that resets the behaviour of that option!
     
  3. christantoan

    christantoan MDL Junior Member

    Jul 28, 2009
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    Yes. but Still grayed out
     
  4. christantoan

    christantoan MDL Junior Member

    Jul 28, 2009
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    Why is noone answering.

    Please help me
     
  5. Barry

    Barry MDL Novice

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    No one is answering because all people are interested in is activating Windows 7, nothing else! Once it's activated no one seems interested in actually using it or helping solving problems for each other!

    I did find a reg entry where I think it gets enabled/disabled:

    HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1310647509-1797665489-2701725678-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    and look for a binary key called 'Start_TrackProgs' it should have either a value of 1 (enabled) or 0 (disabled) if that key is there and it's set to 1 then I'm not too sure, sorry!
     
  6. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    True, it selects or deselects the Check-box option but does it solve the "grayed-out" problem?
     
  7. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

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    Because nobody knows.

    Try this:
    Start | Run | gpedit.msc <enter>

    Go to:
    User Config | Admin Templates | Start Menu and Taskbar.

    All of the policies in the RH pane should show as 'Not Configured'.

    Check to see if a policy has become applied, and un-apply it as required.

    --
    SC
     
  8. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

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    Ha ha, truer words were never spoken.
     
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  9. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    I didn't post because I don't know the answer. I for one don't even read the help me activate my copy of windows threads, I concentrate on the user issues. This is one that I would like to know how it gets fixed because it is one of those weird things that I have never seen but I would like to know how it happens.

    I also have to browse through about 4 new pages of threads every 6-8 hours so I don't have time to respond to everything.

    Anyway here is my response:

    I don't know. LOL, but if someone does find a solution post it (and that sounds like a douche because it makes it sound like you only care about the solution not the root cause)