Turn off Windows HotStart

This policy setting allows you to manage whether HotStart buttons can be used to launch applications.

If you enable this policy setting, applications cannot be launched using the HotStart buttons.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, applications can be launched using the HotStart buttons.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\policies\Microsoft\System\HotStart
Value NameNoHotStart
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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