It's also possible to edit the properties of the Start Menu so that additional content appears. One of the most useful procedures for advanced users of Windows XP Professional is the ability to display the Administrative Tools. Using the default settings, these Administrative Tools shortcuts are only accessible through the Control Panel.
To do so, you will need to do the following:
Simpler now? Of course! You can now navigate to the Administrative Tools without having to open and close the Control Panel each time. And remember, you can always rearrange the Administrative Tools shortcuts within the Start Menu so that you can easily access the most commonly used tools.
You can also add other content to the Start Menu by using the procedure just outlined. You had to scroll through many of these content options on your way to find the Administrative Tools options, so hopefully you noticed that you can control whether these items display: