In Windows XPS SP2, you can click on Start-All Programs, then look at the various programs in that menu. Deleting them from there will decrease the number of programs listed but will also make them a little harder to find and start when you need them. Make sure you have a desktop icon for starting up the program or at least know where the program executable resides in Windows Explorer.
By the way, you can also see all the Start Menu programs by doing it in Windows Explorer....Double click on "My Computer", then on the "C" drive icon, then the "Documents and Settings" folder, then on "All Users" folder (there will also be quite a few listings in "Yourusername's" folder at the following path), then on "Local Settings", then on "Start Menu", then on "Programs". You'll now see all of the program shortcuts on the right side of the screen. Removing them from this area will cause them to disappear in the standard Start-All Programs section.
Hope this helps.
Prior to Windows xp I was able to go to > start> all problems and see what is there and if I wanted to remove some since at times the all programs list can get very large. With Windows XP ( SP2) I am lost on how to do this. I know it is simple, but since I have CRS, it is lost to me. I learned some time ago, never be afraid to ask a ?. so here I am asking a good basic windows ?
Thanks in advance