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NOTE: The information in this article applies to Internet Explorer 5 usersonly if the Windows Desktop Update component is installed. This componentis installed with Windows 98 or can be installed with Internet Explorer 4.For information about adding or removing the Windows Desktop Updatecomponent, please see the following article in the Microsoft KnowledgeBase:
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry.Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore itif a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the"Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring aRegistry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
This article describes how to remove the Log Off <Username> command fromthe Start menu.
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems thatmay require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannotguarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of RegistryEditor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing KeysAnd Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add andDelete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topicsin Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you editit.
To remove the Log Off <Username> command from the Start menu, use RegistryEditor to locate the following key:
Add a new binary value named NoLogOff to thiskey with the following value: