Nostalgia: “Programs Explorer” in old Windows 7 M1 builds

While poking around an old build for some enterprising enthusiasts, I came across a registry check within Explorer that enables an interesting view of all your programs.

The DWORD value you need to add, believe it or not, is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionApp ManagementAllYourProgramsAreBelongtoUs. Set this to 1 and next time you click All Programs in the Start Menu, you’ll be presented with new Programs Explorer.

Update: This is normally accessible via the Control Panel. The registry hack enables access when you click All Programs in the Start Menu. Thanks for the poke, HougTimo!

 Programs Explorer

I don’t see anything similar in Windows 7 pre-beta/beta builds. Shoot me a note if you find it!