I like to have complete control over how my Start menu looks, but in the past the process for removing stuff was always a bit too involved for my liking.
That is, until Windows 7’s handy “Remove from this list” feature came along.
All you need to do is click your Start button, then right-click the Start menu program you don’t want displayed anymore and select Remove from this list. Keep removing for a much cleaner looking Start menu and go from this:
To a more streamlined version that looks like this:
Remember: You can always browse through your programs, right-click on one and select Pin to Start Menu to put a program back on your list, too!