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How do I move, add, or delete items in the Start Menu?

The Start Menu is an easy way to access the software on your hard drive. As a result, you might want to add shortcuts to other programs that weren't there before. You may also wish to move or remove items. There are a couple ways to do this.

One way to add items to the Start menu, click on "Start", followed by "Settings" (or go to the Control Panel) then "Taskbar and Start Menu". When the window appears, click on the "Start Menu" tab and you should see a view similar to the one on the right. If you are using the Windows XP-style Start Menu (the first choice), select the "Classic Start Menu" on click "Customize". You'll see options for adding items to the menu by browsing to the programs you wish to add. If you wish, you can switch to the XP-style Start Menu when you're finished.

Another way to add items is by right-clicking on the icons for those programs and dragging them to the Start Menu itself. When you release the mouse button, a pop-up menu will appear. Choose "Copy Here" to add the item.

To move an item, click and hold on it, then drag it to where you want it to go.

To remove an item, right-click on it and choose "Delete". This only removes the item from the Start Menu. It doesn't remove the program itself.

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