Instructions:

  1. Click "Start" button
  2. Click "Run..."
  3. Type "Regedit" and then press enter
  4. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ FileAssociation \
  5. Double click "AddRemoveApps"
  6. Type ";" and then the program executable you want to exclude from most frequently used programs on start menu
    For example: ;Excel.exe

To disable most frequently used programs on start menu:

  1. Right click on "start" button
  2. Click "Properties"
  3. Click "Customize..."
  4. Select zero number of programs to show on start menu
  5. Click ok!