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After every installation of programs in win98, the order of that program's name in the start menu is not sort by name. Even i have reboot the machine. So i need to drag and drop to sort it by name by myself. so annoying. It can do it in win95, but i don't know what happen to win98. Please help !!
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this information I got from the microsoft website.

The information in this article applies to:

         Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0, 4.01 for Windows 95
         Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 4.0, 4.01 for Windows NT 4.0
         Microsoft Windows 98

     IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs.
     For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.

     SYMPTOMS

     When you view the Start menu and Favorites menu, the shortcuts and folders may not be in alphabetical order and new shortcuts that you create may be added to the
     bottom of the menu.

     CAUSE

     This behavior can occur when you rearrange the shortcuts and folders on the Start menu or Favorites menu manually, or when you install a new program.

     RESOLUTION

     WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that
     problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

     For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in
     the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

     To rearrange your shortcuts and folders in a different order, drag the appropriate shortcut or folder to the location on the menu you want it to appear.

     Uninstalling the Windows Desktop Update or Internet Explorer does not restore the menus to the default sort order. To restore the default sort order, follow these
     steps:

     The Start Menu

     To restore the default sort order, follow these steps:

        1.Use Registry Editor, delete the binary value "Order" from the following key:

         HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

               Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Menu

        2.Remove the Windows Desktop Update. For information on removing the Windows Desktop Update, please see the following article:

               ARTICLE-ID: Q165695

         TITLE : How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update

     The Favorites Menu

     To restore the default sort order, follow these steps:

        1.Use Registry Editor, delete the binary value "Order" from the following key:

         HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

               Explorer\MenuOrder\Favorites

        2.Remove the Windows Desktop Update. For information on removing the Windows Desktop Update, please see the following article:

               ARTICLE-ID: Q165695

         TITLE : How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update

     NOTE: You must restart you computer for these changes to take affect.

     MORE INFORMATION

     When you install Windows, the Start menu and the Favorites menu list folders first, and then shortcuts. The folders and shortcuts are displayed in alphabetical order
     on each menu. With Internet Explorer, you can rearrange folders and shortcuts on the Start menu and Favorites menu. This functionality is available only when the
     Windows Desktop Update component is installed.

     For information about how to install the Windows Desktop Update, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

        ARTICLE-ID: Q165695
        TITLE     : How to Add or Remove Windows Desktop Update


let me know if it helps

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