Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Start Menu Option is Missing in Windows XP, Vista and 7

Pin to Start Menu Option is Missing in Windows XP, Vista and 7

All of you are already aware of "Pin to Start Menu" option in Windows which allows us to pin a program to Start menu which is quite useful feature:

But sometimes this option becomes unavailable and the user doesn't get this option in context menu:

If you are also facing this problem, then this tutorial will help you in getting this option back:


Open RUN dialog box and provide following command:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

Restart your system and it should fix your problem.


If the above method doesn't fix your problem, then type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to following key:


In right-side pane, look for a DWORD value NoStartMenuPinnedList. If you find it, delete it. Restart or log off and your problem will be solved.


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