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Hi I was wondering how I could make the Program Menu (located in the Start Menu) alphabatized.  I know it's possible because my other computer is like that.  But for the life of me I can't figure it out on this computer. Please help.
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You can do this two ways. The first is the easiest, while the second requires a registry edit.

Click Start, Programs and when the programs menu scrolls open, right click in it and then choose "Sort by Name" near the bottom.

Dennis
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Dennis
You forgot to mention that the "sort by name" option is only available if you are running IE5
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Indeed you are correct Ray, thanks for the reminder!

bcoleman4, to restore the default alphabetical order if you are using any 4.X version of Internet Explorer:

To reorder the Start Menu:
 
To restore the default sort order, use Registry Editor to delete the binary value "Order" from the following key and it's sub keys:
 
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
   Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Menu
 
To reorder the Favorites Menu:
 
To restore the default sort order use Registry Editor to delete the binary value "Order" from the following registry key:
 
   HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
   Explorer\MenuOrder\Favorites\Menu
 
NOTE: You must restart your computer for these changes to take affect, and you may need to repeat the above steps each time a new program is added or after you manually reorder items in these menus.

If you want to keep the Windows Desktop Update but avoid editing the registry to
reorder the menu items, then install Internet Explorer 5. Internet Explorer 5
includes a new Sort by name option in the context menu that appears when you
right-click in the Start or Favorites menus.
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thanks!  great instructions!
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