When customizing the Windows XP Start menu, you can check or uncheck Highlight
newly installed programs option on the Advanced tab:
- In Explorer, click Tools
- Click Folder Options
- Click the View tab,
- Check Highlight newly installed programs in the
Advanced settings list.
The registry method for this setting is to set DWORD value of Start_NotifyNewApps=1 in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced