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A: Why Autounattend.xml remove these menu?

Use an unmodified version of Windows 7....

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Hey it's been a while since I've last been here, I really enjoy this Win 7 community hope everyone is doing well.

Anyway let me cut to the chase, basically I want to be able to remove the MagicISO context menu from the right click context menu in Windows 7.

See pics to understand what I'm talking about.

Even after unchecking the "Enable Shell Integration" (see picture 3) option in MagicISO Maker, it still shows up, and when I open the program again the check box is still ticked for that particular option.

I know I never had any issue in Vista or XP, but in this version of Windows it seems unable to work.

I looked on the http://www.magiciso.com website for an update to the program but there doesn't seem to be any at the moment. I've got the latest Build 0281.

Call me a "control/neat/OCD freak" who wants and needs everything in his life to be almost perfect ! LOL but really, I just like my right click context menu to be nice and tidy. I don't use MagicISO that often and when I do I do all my work within the program. Therefore I don't need the MagicISO option to be present.

Anyway I hope my issue is clear, perhaps I would have to modify the registry or something ?

Thanks for all your help I appreciate it !


A:Unable to remove MagicISO context menu from right click menu in Win 7

Hello Jordan,

You can use either ShellExView or ShellMenuView to make disabling that context menu item easy.

Hope this helps,

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Hi, here is my setup:

AMD 64 4000+
2 gb pc 3200
Fatal1ty a8n sli
2 BFG Geforce 7800 gt oc
xp pro
Maxtor sata 200 gb 8 mg cache

here is the problem I can't remove the safely remove hardware icon and it is asking me to remove my Maxtor hard drive and my system is running perfect how do I get rid of that annoying icon. lol
Thank You Kindly!

A:Need to Remove Safely Remove Hardware Icon from start up menu

Click Start/Run and type in msconfig and click OK.
Any weird program in the startup that may cause this?
Is it in the Start/All Programs/Startup menu-folder?
It should only be present in the Control Panel.

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When an unwanted program has an "Uninstall" shortcut on the Start-->All Programs menu, is it better to uninstall it by using that shortcut or by using Control Panel-->Add/Remove Programs? Or does it not make any difference?The programs in question are Netscape Browser and RealPlayer. They came preinstalled on the computer and have never used. The OS is Windows XP Media Center version.TIA,T Belden

A:Remove Programs Via Add/remove Or Start Menu Shortcut?

Hello T_Belden and to Bleeping Computer.As far as I am aware, it should not make a difference which uninstall method you use.

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A:Specify catalog in Autounattend.xml?


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I have been trying to figure this one for few days now, but I'm still stuck...I have created Win7 Pro image and want to deploy it using external usb drive(s) in upcoming laptop deployment at my company. All went well with creating the answer file, no errors
at all and it does exactly what I need/want.
My issue is that when I copy the autounattand file onto the root of usb drive that contains all the setup folders/files, setup does not seem to detect the file and stalls at the very first choice of install language, however...when I take the very same answer
file and copy it onto smaller pendrive and start the same test laptop up with both external usb drives connected, configuration picks up and setup goes along without any issues. What gives? Tell me what I'm missing, please.
Thank you.

A:autounattend.xml will not load from USB HDD

The autounattend.xml file must be to the root of a UBS flash drive or a DVD.
You can follow this article:
Install Windows 7 from Hard Drive but i recommend the use of USB flash drive.
 Blog Microsoft |
Déployer Windows 7 |
Améliorer les performances de Windows 7

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Hi, all just want some help on why the Autounattend.xml file that I have attached is not working.
It is designed to simply generate a random computer name and join the computer to the relevant 2008-R2 active directory domain specified during the OOBE setup process.
I have placed it in the root of OS drive (Aka C:\) and specified it as follows:

sysprep.exe /oobe /shutdown /quiet /unattend:C:\Autounattend.xml
When I start the computer back up, it is neither on the domain nor is the computer name changed and randomnized. The domain user account specified in the Autounattend.xml has permissions to create and delete computer objects.
What is wrong with what I am doing?
Regards: Elliott.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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Have Win XP Home Ed. 2002 SP3. Noticed I had 2 versions of Adobe Reader: 8.1.1 and 10. I wanted to remove the older 8.1.1 version, went to Control Panel > Add/Remove menu > highlighted Adobe Reader 8.1.1 > hit remove and got this message:

"this patch package could not be opened. Verify that this package patch exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vedor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package"

Then I saw on another similar post about using CCleaner to remove it. I went to Tools > highlighted Adobe Reader > clicked Run Uninstaller > got the exact same message as above.

What can I do next? Thank you for taking my concern.

A:Cannot Remove Adobe Reader 8.1.1 from Add/Remove Menu. Please Help!

Unfortunately, Adobe is notorious for leaving behind pieces of programs when it updates to a new version. You can check out Adobe forums and search on the reader forum, where likely many others have encountered your same problem. Some of the answers may be helpful.

Revo Uninstaller is an excellent uninstall program, and removes programs more completely than MS add/remove programs. It's free. Be careful in the advanced portions, that you don't delete an entry by mistake.

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So I've been asked to research Win7 images and the best way to create and deploy them. We don't have MDT 2010 up yet, so I'm stuck using a custom install.wim along w/ the unattend.xml file.

Question #1

How can you stop Win7 OOBE welcome screen from making you create a local user account? After Win7 finishes its text based setup, I want it to boot into Windows as Admin bypassing the welcome screen (create user/change PC name). This way desktop support can -

1. Change the PC name
2. Join the domain, reboot, and be done
3. End user logs in, process complete

There is no need for them to do a Audit mode w/ reboot. The domain accounts already exist. I don't want local users being created.

In Win XP you could edit the sysprep.inf so that you had -


Which would allow you to log in as admin the first time after sysprep, join the domain, etc. How do you do this w/ Win7? I can only get it to log in as admin in systemAudit mode, I want to do it in OOBE.

Hopefully I just missed something. Like I said, I'm new to automating Win7 setup.

A:Windows 7 AutoUnattend.xml - User & PC Name

I was able to successfully solve this exact problem by looking at this website:

Sysprep a Windows 7 Machine

With the unattend.xml file that I have, it prompts for a PC name first thing, then creates the local administrator account and automatically logs in one time, joins to the domain via my JOINDOMAIN.VBS script, installs our AntiVirus program, installs out network management agent, and activates windows automatically with KMS. Then it ends by initiating a system reboot with a 10 minute timeout clock. That way if an admin has to leave the machine during the imaging process, it won't stay logged in to the local admin account. So what you are asking about is definitely possible. Just make sure your unattend.xml file is built correctly.

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I want to create an unattended.xml so my customers dont have to choose that, but i want them to be able to make all the other steps.

I have created an xml-file that i tought should work:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
    <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:a:/iso-filer/w7pro/install.wim#Windows 7 PROFESSIONAL" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" />

I use that xml-file when i sysprep but i still need to choose settings for Windows update during OOBE.


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A month ago none of my images automatically joined the domain when deploying via WDS. Nothing has changed server side, or through the autounattend.xml itself. This is really puzzling. After hours of troubleshooting and trial and error, we're at a loss...
Below is the .xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
        <package action="configure">
            <assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.1.7601.17514" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language=""
            <selection name="TabletPCOC" state="false" />
            <selection name="MediaCenter" state="false" />
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State"
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Hey everyone,
i am getting a problem as seen in the jpg, i have reviewed the setting but cant see where i am going wrong, if someone could look over the file and show me where i went wrong, thanks

A:autounattend.xml error in Windows PE

no one have any suggestions?

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UBER EDIT: Starting over from scratch as it just got too complicated.

Hi, just built a new rig and have been utterly unsuccessful at installing windows on it. My rig has a razer deathadder mouse and deathstalker keyboard so during the windows install process the are not recognized and useless. I found out that I can use the "unattended install" method to circumvent this handicap. However I am running into problem after problem.

Im using the Official Install DVD and a USB with the autounattend.xml at the root. I created the autounattend.xml using RT Seven Lite. When I start it up asks for language and keyboard preference at the collecting information part. Here is my xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--This answer file generated by RT Seven Lite-->
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="NonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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A:cannot partition hdd during usb install using autounattend.xml

They can hype a mouse and keyboard by giving them the scariest names but they're pretty useless if they can't install the OS.

I'd use another mouse and keyboard to Clean Install Windows 7.

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I created that XML using WSIM. However, if I leave the size field blank (partition: 4), I encounter an error during installation, claiming DiskConfiguration to be incorrect. Is there any way to do this, and how?
Also, after I fixed this, I got a message telling me drivers for HDD/SSD were missing. Since this doesn't seem to happen with the regular installer disks, how and which drivers I need to integrate?

Thanks in advance!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">    <settings pass="windowsPE">        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">            <SetupUILanguage>                <UILanguage>de-DE</UILanguage>            </SetupUILanguage>            <InputLocale>de-DE</InputLocale>      &nbs... Read more

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I created an answer file in Windows SIM.
When I install system disabled features are still there.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!--Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM Audit Mode-->
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<package action="configure">
<assemblyIdentity name="Microsoft-Windows-Foundation-Package" version="6.1.7601.17514" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="" />
<selection name="InboxGames" state="false" />
<selection name="MediaPlayback" state="false" />
<selection name="MSRDC-Infrastructure" state="false" />
<selection name="Printing-XPSServices-Features" state="false" />
<selection name="SimpleTCP" state="true" />
<selection name="TabletPCOC" state="false" />
<selection name="TelnetClient" state="true" />
<selection name="WindowsGadgetPlatform" state="false" />
<selection name="Xps-Foundation-Xps-Viewer" state="false" />
Did anyone try to change <package action> value?
I don't know... setting ... Read more

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I'm about to prepare some OEM computers and have made a simple unattend.xml-file with help from the answering file sample from WAIK, but I can't get it to work properly.

I have copied the file to the root directory of an USB drive and it seemes like the installation program is reading the file (e.g. I don't have to specify an computer name when finalizing the installation) but it's not as automated that I would like it to be. I have to choose wich Windows version to install (basic, HP etc.), the disk partitions listed in the xml-file is not automated (I have to choose wich drive to use for installation), I need to confirm the license agreement, choose date and time options.

What can be wrong? I would like a clean, working autounattend.xml-file that automatically installs and also temporarily activates the administrator account so I can install updates, drivers and such and then seal everything up with sysprep.

Can anyone help me with this?
Here's my autounattend.xml file (I've deleted the OEM info):



A:Autounattend.xml doesn't work properly

Hi HITData, welcome to the forums, Have a look at this Windows 7 doesn&#39;t detect autounattend.xml? It may help you

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I'm having issues with my autounattend.xml, it errors out on <DiskConfiguration>
This xml if for BIOS not UEFI, so I have two partitions that Pass 1 creates, System and OS.
During test deployments WinPE is complaining about TypeID for Partition 1 which is the 250MB system partition. 
When I look at MS documentation the only TypeId for BIOS that exists is for OEM and recovery partitions.
Here is my <DiskConfiguration> component.
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<Disk wcm:action="add">
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
<CreatePartition wcm:action="add">
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I have created a autounattend.xml file using the Windows System Image Manager. When validating, everything comes back clean. However, when deploying it ends up failing with the message in the second set
I am deploying using this method to an Intel Compute Stick:
Use Rufus to "install" Windows iso to a Bootable USB drive.Drop autounattend.xml into the root of the USB driveBoot USB device, let the software do it's thing.
What actually happens:
Use Rufus to "install" Windows iso to a Bootable USB drive.Drop autounattend.xml into the root of the USB driveAfter a few minutes, Windows Setup complains: "Windows could not collect information for [OSImage] since the specified image file [D:\Sources\] does not exist

A few things about this:
I never specify D:\Sources anywhere in my autounattend.xmlAuto

I was not planning on doing this with Sysprep, I was planning on dropping the autounattend.xml file directly on to the root of the USB drive and let it install the image automatically rather than booting through WDS or something similar.

I have been reading Windows 10 Image - Customize in Audit Mode with Sysprep - Windows 10 Forums in case sysprep is the absolutely best way though.

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I've been trying to create my own Autounattend.xml file so that my Win 7 installations goes 100% automatic.
However after couple of days without success I would like to ask for some help.
The autounattend does work as far as to the DiskConfiguration where it fails, it doesn't wipe the disk nor create the partitions that I ask it to do. I've been searching on the forum and I see that there's a lot of people having the same issue however I
can't get mine to work..
If it matters or not, anyway when I come to the disk configuration screen I try to press Next and it just says "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate and existing system partition. See the Setup log files for more information."
Can anyone out there go through my code to see if there is anything that has to be added/removed/changed?
I appreciate it, thanks!
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="windowsPE">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core-WinPE" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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I have created an automatted installation for Windows 7 via AIK and I am setting the UserLocale, UILangauge and Inputlocale for specific regions. I then saw this aritcle furthest below (see: "Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts") and was
wondering if there are other autounattend.xml paramters that also need to be set to ensure these "reservered accounts" are set for the proper regions.
Please note: I want to keep the base language for Windows and the SQL Collation set to en-US, just the default users regional settings (UserLocale?), UI (UILanguage?) and keyboard (InputLocale?) settings need to be country specific.
In my Autounatted.xml file I have all the Locale settings set for en-US in the 1 windowsPE section. I believe these only apply for the actual installation process and not the final Windows deployed image. Is that correct?
I believe I need to set the locale setting in either the 4 specialized or 7 oodesystem pass to affect the installed system.
So to achieve, my desired resule, OS & SQL using a base en_US language and the default User, UI, and keyboard langauge being country specific, I would set the Microsoft-Windows-Internationas-Core_neutral settings as follows:
InputLocale to the specific country such as da-DK (Denmark)
SystemLocale is set to en_US
UILangauge is set to da-DK
Userlocale woud also be set to da_DK
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A:Apply regional and language settings to reserved accounts during silent autounattend.xml

Hi Jim,
 as you mentioned above it works, for more details reefer the below link
Thanks ,
Narayana Mandali 

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Hey i am not able to remove the classic menu bar from my windows explorer!!!

i have tried all three option (organise benu, advanced system properties and folder options) none of them work... Please help! i really don't what that nonsense taking up any screen space!!!1

A:Remove menu bar

I'm assuming you've unchecked "Always Show Menus" in Folder Options...

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off

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I was wondering whether it is possible to remove the 'Cut' entry from the Windows 7 right-click context menu. If so, how would I do this?



A:Is it possible to remove 'Cut' from Win 7 context menu?

Do you want this for all context menus or of some specific application? Many applications have a context menu with a cut entry and ultimately it is the application that controls their own context menus, usually with no options for customization. I don't see this as being a practical thing for general use. For a specific application - maybe.

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I installed Magic ISO then uninstalled it and install another ISO program, but Magic ISO still stay on my context menu.
*** The image of icon is Ultra ISO but the menu context is not and replacing Magic ISO which I uninstalled before.

Now I don't know how to get rid of it totally. Anyone get same error? Help me, please!

Thank for reading and supporting!

A:How can remove a context menu?

You could see these tutorials:

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items


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hi everyone, so i decided to sign in since i didnt find what i search. so as title says
i want to remove view, sort by, group by and customize this folder in context menu..
any help will be appreciated. Thanks

A:How do i remove this context menu

Am not really sure of what you are asking what did you sign into and what for and is there any need to remove what you did????

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See attached JPG and highlighted red area. What is this called? Has it always been there? Do I need it? Can I get rid of it? Thanks. paj692

A:What is this Outlook menu/bar and can I remove it?

Hi paj692

As far as I can tell, that bar is there to stay.
Found this: http://www.rhodesstate.edu/campus_r...es/quick_reference_guides/outlook_2002_qr.pdf
which calls it a Folder Banner.

It's called the Folder Bar in Outlook Express.

There is a bar in Outlook 2003 and Outlook 2007 that is similar:

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I have two hard disks . I installed windows xp on one hard disk and win 2000 on the other disk. Now I remove one hard disk (with windows 2000) from my computer. But whenever I boot my computer, I saw OS choice menu and I have to choose OS to boot from win xp. I would like to remove windows 2000 from this menu list. Pl help me .

A:to remove os choice menu

Have a Look

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Is there a way to remove reference to Linux grub menu from Vista's MBR?
Thank you

A:How to remove GRUB menu from MBR?

Originally Posted by Krout

Is there a way to remove reference to Linux grub menu from Vista's MBR?
Thank you

I suggest EasyBCD. You can edit, fix and rewrite your MBR very easily.

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How do I remove toolbar menu entries from the taskbar menu? I am talking about the menu you get when you right click on the taskbar. I have two entries under TOOLBARS that I would like to remove. I don't mean uncheck the box to turn it off I mean remove it from the list of toolbars. I added a toolbar and now I wnat to remove it. It is bothering me to no end. Thanks for any help you can give me.

A:Remove entries on the taskbar menu

Default items in that menu can't be removed but any custom one can be removed just by UN-checking it.
Next time you open toolbars menu it won't be there.

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This is a very strange situation: The folder context menu shows multiple instances of VTSync, see screen grab. This is a legitimate program, but really has no place in the context menu. What is so frustrating is that I cannot remove it!

The item seems to get placed in the context menu when the program is installed. Earlier today, I uninstalled the program; removed all entries for it from the registry, then reinstalled the program. Prior to uninstalling, it appeared three times in the context menu, now it appears four times.

I also tried the programs 'Shell Extension View' and 'Shell Menu View', but I could find no reference to VTSync in either.

Can you please offer a suggestion for getting rid of these unwanted entries?

A:Remove item from context menu

Hello GRoston

Try ShellMenuView to remove the unwanted context menus .

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I want to REMOVE some things from the right click NEW menu.
Microsoft power point presentation
Microsoft office excell worksheet
Windows live call
Eraser task document
I want to REMOVE from the right click menu.
Bitdefender file vault
I want to ADD in the right click menu...
control panel

A:Remove things from the right click New menu

read this: New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
and post #6 below the tutorial

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Hello, I was wondering how I could go about removing items from the Open With menu without having to download any programs for it. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about. I would like to remove Photos/Paint as I never use those 2 items. Thanks a lot for all help! Sorry if this is the wrong forum

A:Remove programs with Open With menu

Hello Ghost,

This may be able to help clean up you "Open with" menu.

Open with - Clean Up and Remove Programs - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I found a good tutorial at SevenForums on removing all letter drives from the Send To menu. But I want to only remove the CD Rom drive and still have USB drives displayed in the menu. How can I do this?

A:How Do I Remove One Drive from The Send To Menu?

Hello win7unti, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a workaround, you could use the tutorial below to remove all drive letters.Send To Context Menu - Remove or Show Drives - Vista Forums
Afterwards, use the tutorial below to manually add shortcuts of any drive letters that you want in "Send to".Send To Context Menu - Vista Forums
Hope this helps,


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I've seen in a lot of windows blinds themes where there's no text and just icons in the side menu of the start bar (my computer, documents, control panel, run, etc) and was wondering how to remove the text.

I don't like the fat look of it at the moment and don't want to use the classic start menu.


A:Remove text from start menu

This Can't Be Done ..... Either Use "Classic Start Menu " Or 3rd Party Apps For Manging Themes

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How can i remove [recent] documents from the windows classic start menu, i cant find an option anywhere to delete it.

A:How can i remove documents from my start menu?

Do you want to just clear the list, or remove it so it never shows up again?

edit: either way you can follow my attachment for easy to use instructions.

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Hello all and thanks in advance,

I've just done a fresh install on a single partition HD. When I start the PC the OS choices menu appears (I've lowered the display time to 3 sec in msconfig and used EasyBCD set to "Don't show"). It gives 2 options Windows 7 and Recovery Console.
Can I completely hide the choices menu manually somehow?
If not can I remove the Recovery Console element?


A:Completely remove OS Choice menu

Hello ggildas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could uncheck the Time to Display the List of Operating Systems at Boot box to not have the Windows Boot Manager screen show at boot anymore.

Operating System to Start - Change Display List Time

Hope this helps,

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via a botched installation, unknown to me I gained a dual-boot menu at startup: one Windows XP which is a zombie, and one Windows Media Center which is the real one.

how do I exterminate that menu?


A:How to remove dual-boot menu??

Try this . . Click on Start . . Run . . type msconfig . . click on the Boot Ini tab and click on Check all boot paths . . if it comes back with one is invalid, click Fix invalid boot paths

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Hi Guys, my right click menu has grown itself too big

Here it is when i right click a folder:

How can i remove items from it? Any ideas? It fills my whole screen atm lol

A:Remove items from the right click menu? How?

With help from Generator/Sean i managed to get the 4 winrar options into one
Now its better, but still not as i want it
Anyone got any idea how to remove some of the other ones?
These are the ones i want to remove:
Browse with corel......
Add to Media Player
Play with media player
TuneUp Disk Space Explorer
TuneUp Shredder

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I have a problem when i upgrade windows 8 from windows 7.

I tried to search how to remove it, but i didn't find anyway to remove it

Please help me, thank you very much

A:Remove gadgets on context menu.

Hello trdethuong, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Please export the following registry keys below as .reg files, and upload them here. These are the usual registry locations for desktop context menu items. I'll be happy to take a look through your .reg file, and post back with one to remove this for you.



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I have a double (dual) boot in my HD which means two OS in two partitions, one for Win2000 and another one for Windows XP Pro and I boot through the OS menu that comes out in the beginning. The system works properly but my problem was the Win XP that I wanted to upgrade so I used a WinXP new version and tried to upgrade my WinXP included in the boot OS menu. I booted in the XP and from inside XP (the one that had to be upgraded) I used the new version of XP to install (upgrade) it. I just wanted to upgrade the already installed XP to its newer version so when the installation began and the system rebooted for the first time in order to continue its installation, I found out that in the boot OS menu there were three titles instead of two I had before such as:
1. Wndows XP Professional
2. Windows 2000
and now
3. Windows XP Professional Setup (this means that the system wasn't going to be installed over the 1 choise [Win XP Proo]???

I immediately stopped the installation by rebooting the system.
Then I started again and the system was working properly so I entered the Win2000 and I found out that a new directory was added in the C: that came out probably from the procedure of the upgrade's installation. I immediately deleted it and I rebooted the system again.

All I have to say is that the system works properly with no problems at all BUT my problem is how to delete the third title of the OS menu that always appears as mentioned above in number 3. When you ... Read more

A:How to remove a title from the OS Menu in Boot

Edit your boot.ini in the root of your drive.

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Hello guys

I had both Windows XP and Windows 7 installed on my computer until a few days ago. Then, I uninstalled the Windows 7 OS, and kept only XP. I've formatted the Windows 7 partition, but when I start the system, it still shows Windows 7 in the menu, and I can still select it. It doesn't work, obviously, but it's pretty annoying.
Any idea how do I remove it from the boot menu?

Thanks guys

A:Remove Windows 7 from Boot menu

Hello MaddieDon't worry, it's normal. We've all experienced this at least once in a lifetime. What happens is that the boot.ini file, which gives exactly that boot menu, is stored on the partition with the main operating system, in your case Windows XP. So even if you do format the Windows 7 partition, the boot.ini file remains intact on the XP partition. What you have to do is edit it manually. There are two ways of doing that:1) Right click My Computer, select Properties, then go to Advanced Tab, then to "System startup, system failure and debugging information" Settings. There you can see an Edit button, that will take you to the boot.ini file. 2) Open My computer, go to Tools Menu, Folder Options and the View tab. Scroll down and select "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended), and select Yes. Then go to your OS partition (probably C:\), and you will find boot.ini. It should look like this:[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Windows 7..." /fastdetectMake sure that, before you change anything, click Save As... and save it with a new name, so you have a backup in case something goes wrong. Once you save it ... Read more

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I have limited space on my start menu and would like to take up all of it with icons. I do not need nor want to group the icons and create blank space between them. I want to use that space. But it seems impossible to have no groups or just one. Whenever I try to get all the icons next to each other , Windows forces a blank vertical space, and a new group. How can I prevent this?

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I had a program called Reimage installed on my computer. I uninstalled it. Everytime I restart or start from a normal shut down the computer goes to the boot menu and I'm given a choice of "Repair windows xp in safe mode with Reimage." Or "start windows normally." The repair windows....choice comes first and if I don't catch it in time it goes to safe mode. I removed Reimage in install and uninstall programs and in the search and removal of files but the item in the boot menu remains. How do I remove it. Thank You

A:How to remove Reimage from boot menu

IF you have a Windows Xp disk load it.

Access the Windows XP Recovery Console select which ever partition Windows is installed on.
If you have an admin password use it if not just press enter.

Type pressing enter after each one.


I hope this helps.

If that don't work download EasyBCD
If the reimage boot option is under "Edit Boot Menu" delete it and check "Skip Boot Menu then click on "Save Settings"

You should see only one entry for example

Entry #1
name: Xp
Drive C:

Like seen below on mine except mine is Entry #2

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Hi, I am creating an app which configures a guest account to prevent all means of customizing. I call it the Ultimate Guest Account. I have restricted everything there is to be customizable using group policy. But now I have a few things which I cannot find a way to prevent users from doing.

I want to remove a few items from the context menu:
Arrange By
Sort By
Group By
Create Shortcut
Paste Shortcut

I know they are hiding somewhere in the registry, just can't find where.

I have managed to find where the 'New' item is, its located in: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\New

But the rest I had no luck.

Extra info:
I know that these sort of things apply to the whole computer if you delete any of those keys, but if you set permissions and add the user you want, you can prevent them from accessing the key and thus the menu will not appear in their context menus.

A:Context Menu -> Remove items

hi and welcome to the forums this may help you ShellExView v1.76 - Shell Extensions Manager ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows they have a assortment of tools on there website


Shell Extensions are in-process COM objects which extends the abilities of Windows operating system. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. For example: If you install WinZip on your computer, you'll see a special WinZip menu when you right-click on a Zip file. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.
The ShellExView utility displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to easily disable and enable each shell extension

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winxp tab ed sp3 on thinkpad x 41

Does it matter if I uninstall from the Start Menu rather than Add/Remove or do they both just use the same procedure? I have a trial version of Presto Pagemanager to uninstall.

A:Uninstall from start menu or add/remove?

I would use the add/remove programs module just because it is a habit for me but either one is fine is suppose.

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Hi guys,

In our Win7 image we have 2-3 browsers installed. IE8 & FF, and Chrome if requested.
So to keep things tidy, I've got a folder called browsers in the All Users start menu, and dumped the shortcuts into there.

However, after sysprep, IE8 recreates its shortcuts (IE & IE64bit) in the Users start>programs folder.

I dont want it to do this.

There are only 2 local accounts, 'administrator' and 'default'
I've removed the shortcuts from the both of those profiles, so it shouldnt be getting picked up from either of there.

Am I missing something?
How do I prevent it from recreating those shortcuts?
On a similar note, but outside this scope, its also happening with our ZenWorks shortcuts. These too have been moved from the above profiles and into a subfolder 'utilities', but after sysprep its back in both the programs and utilities folders.
Not sure if its related to the IE problem, but its the same nonetheless.


A:Remove IE8 Shortcut From Start menu

What is "sysprep"? If you mean after boot up, try start/run msconfig and look at the startup tab. There is info there as to what starts up at boot and where it starts from. You could initially uncheck all items in the "startup" tab just to see if that cures the problem. If it does then try to guess which is the culprit.

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hi folks:-

i am having a samtron 56V monitor.recently i adjusted the screen settings
using the active menu or O.S.D now what happens is that every time i start the computer the active menu or osd appears. ist screen will be
control lock locked. then the menu control lock un locked will come.
after screen settings menu will come. now this menu is not going even after i press exit key on the monitor.

i consulted their manual:-

their websites are as follows:-

under the trouble shooting section

i found the following entry

screen is out of focus or osd cannot be adjusted.

adjust the resolution and frequency at the video card

they have given the following settings:-

vesa,800 X 600

horizontal frequency(khz):- 53.674
vertical frequency(hz) :- 85.061
pixel clock(mhz) :- 56.250
sync polarity(H/V) :- +/+

now where can i find these settings i could not find it.
please note i am not a experienced computer user so any help would be appreciated.

following is the report generated by bench marking software pcwizard2004:-

PC Wizard 2004 Version 1.632

<<< Video >>>

> Number of monitor : 1
>> Monitor Information #1
Monitor : SyncMaster
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A:how to remove screen setting menu

1. Right-click on your desktop and click Properties. Next, click the Settings tab. This is where you can change the resolution.

2. To change the refresh rate (vertical frequency), click the Advanced button and hit the monitor tab. There'll be a drop-down list of available rates. Set it according to the resolution you set in step 1:

640 x 480 = 85 Hz (this also supports 60Hz but higher is easier on the eyes)
800 x 600 = 85 Hz
1024 x 768 = 60 Hz
1152 x 864 = 60 Hz

Settings for horizontal frequency, pixel clock and sync polarity aren't generally user adjustable. They are set either automatically through Plug-n-Play or through a driver and the only driver I could find for that monitor (scroll to the bottom) is for Windows XP so I'm assuming it uses Plug-n-Play in 98/98SE.


P.S. You might also want to update your graphics card's driver if you haven't already done so. It can be downloaded here (you'll want the first one listed [WIN9X1361.EXE] for ease of installation).

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