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.
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.
4. Double-click on the entry and then check Enabled option.
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.
2. Double-click on the registry file and click Yes for the confirmation message.
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:
3. In the right-pane, create a new DWORD value named StartMenuLogOff and set it’s value to 1.
4. Close the registry editor and reboot your PC.
5. You are done.