Disable MRUList in XP Pro

I can manually clear the list at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU and I can have Windows clear it for me on restart.

I want to disable the feature altogether.
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I don't think there is a policy setting to prevent RunMRUs from being added. But, you can try denying write permissions for that key, for your account. (Open Regedit.exe, and change the Permission)

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DarcyAdamsAuthor Commented:

When I remove the all the Write Permissions for SYSTEM to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU and child objects, no entries are added when I run a new command/program from Start --> Run.  However, the program/file/command is added to the drop-down list in the Run Dialog.

So the values are being stored somewhere else.  Probably in memory.
>> the program/file/command is added to the drop-down list in the Run Dialog.

I think you're correct. Explorer.exe caches the MRUs and I don;t know if there is a workaround.
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