Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. January 21, 2004
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Removing Log Off User from the Start Menu
If you're not connected to a network, you probably don't need the Log Off User command on your Start menu. If you have computer novices using your computer, this command could be even more troublesome. A friend using my computer figured that the Log Off User command was the correct way to log off the Internet. As long as you're comfortable editing the Registry, it's easy to remove the Log Off User command from the Start menu. (Note: As always, we recommend first backing up your Registry files--User.dat and System.dat, hidden files on the root of your hard drive.)

First, open your Registry Editor by going to Start, Run and typing


Then navigate to


Right-click in the white area of the right window and select New, DWORD Value. Name this value NoLogOff and press Enter. Then double-click this entry and enter 1 under Value. Exit RegEdit and restart Windows. Log Off User will be gone.