How Can I Delete My History And List Of Recently Used Programs On Windows 7?

Are you looking for a way to prevent Windows 7 from storing your recently opened programs and items in the Start Menu and taskbar? If so, this quick and easy guide will show you how to achieve that goal:

1 Delete Recent Programs Windows 7

Firstly, you need to click on the Start icon and then click on Control Panel. This will lead you to the window seen above. Click on Appearance and Personalization.

2 Delete Recent Programs Windows 7

Doing so will lead you to the window seen in the screenshot above. I’ve circled Taskbar and Start Menu and you’ll notice that one of the options below that is Customize the Start menu. As you’ve probably guessed, you need to click on that now.

3 Delete Recent Programs Windows 7

A small window, as seen above, will now be opened. You should already be on the Start Menu tab. Under Privacy you’ll see that two check boxes are ticked. You will need to untick both of these.

4 Delete Recent Programs Windows 7

After unchecking Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu and Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar you will need to click on Apply and then OK.

Thats it. Mission accomplished.

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Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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