How To Remove/Disable Log Off Entry On Windows 7 Start Menu


One of our readers has asked a way to disable “Log off” on Windows 7 Start menu. Windows 7 doesn’t allow you remove log off entry from Windows 7 start menu easily. You need to either play with Windows registry or Local Group Policy to make this happen.

 log off on start menu

If you are running Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you can remove “Log off” entry via Group Policy. But Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium editions don’t come with Group Policy editor. So you need to disable the entry via Windows registry.



 Method 1- Disable Log off entry on Windows 7 Start menu via Group Policy:

1. Open Group Policy editor by typing gpedit.msc in Start menu search field and then hitting enter.


2. In Group Policy editor, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.


3. In the right pane, locate the entry named Remove Logoff on the Start Menu.

Remove log off from start menu via group policy

4. Double-click on the entry and then check Enabled option.

remove log off on start menu

5. Click Apply button to save setting.


Method 2- Disable Log off entry on Windows 7 Start menu via registry:

1. Download remove logoff registry file from.

registry file

2. Double-click on the registry file and click Yes for the confirmation message.

registry editor confirmation

3. Reboot your machine to see the change.


Method 3-Remove logoff entry from Windows 7 Start menu via registry (manual way):

1. Type regedit in Start menu search box and then hit enter to launch Windows Registry Editor.


2. Navigate to the following key:


 create a new dword value in registry

3. In the right-pane, create a new DWORD value named StartMenuLogOff and set it’s value to 1.

start menu log off via registry

4. Close the registry editor and reboot your PC.


5. You are done.

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Dylan Austin


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