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Disable user tracking (For All Users).

This tweak prevents the system from remembering about the programs run.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Windows records each and every step, the user takes to run his/her job like the information about the application run. It has to use its resources to collect and save them, so that it can customize its feature, Personalized Menus. My Recent Documents menu is used by this feature also as the most recent documents are moved to top and not used documents are made to hide. Very few users attempt to use this information. The user tracking can be disabled through some changes in the registry.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\Explorer” does not exist, create it as explained below. Then, create a Dword value “NoInstrumentation” in the right panel.

Now, right-click and modify its value to “1” which can disable user tracking. However, if you want enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable user tracking (for all users).reg

The ".reg" file can disable user tracking.

Enable user tracking (for all users)(Default).reg

The ".reg" file can enable user tracking.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The list of programs recently executed are not visible in the Start Menu.

The list of programs recently executed are visible in the Start Menu.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "NoInstrumentation".

Third, right-click on the 'NoInstrumentation' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value "1" in the text box and click on "OK".

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Category : Security

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